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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 Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1895
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1991


Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

by Monsieur Abel
collodion printing-out paper print, 1898
NPG x4608


Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

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