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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898), Illustrator

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 8 portraits
Illustrator; in a short life of intense and fevered activity, produced many brilliant, original and highly finished black-and-white drawings. His frequently morbid and erotic illustrations to the Yellow Book and the Savoy made him a cult figure of the decadent movement; illustrated Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock and Oscar Wilde's Salome; an aesthete of elegance and charm, and a witty conversationalist.

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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1893
NPG P1828


Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

by Monsieur Abel
vintage print, 1898
NPG x4608


Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1897)
NPG D32975