Aubrey Beardsley

How King Marke Found Sir Tristram

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley’s contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death at age 25 from tuberculosis.

Salome Title Page
Salome Title Page
The Toilet of Lampito, 1896
The Toilet of Lampito, 1896
The Stomach Dance, 1893
The Stomach Dance, 1893
The Comedy of the Rhinegold Frontispiece
The Comedy of the Rhinegold Frontispiece
Salome with her Mother, 1894
Salome with her Mother, 1894
Rosegarden
Rosegarden
Lysistrata Shielding her Coynte, 1896
Lysistrata Shielding her Coynte, 1896
Juvenal Scourging Woman
Juvenal Scourging Woman
How King Marke Found Sir Tristram
How King Marke Found Sir Tristram
Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender
Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender
Cinesias Entreating Myrrhina to Coition
Cinesias Entreating Myrrhina to Coition
A Nightpiece, 1894
A Nightpiece, 1894