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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898), Illustrator

Illustrator; born 21 August 1872, in Brighton. Produced brilliant pen-and-ink drawings for process block reproduction; commissions included illustrations for Malory’s Le Morte Darthur (1893), Wilde’s Salome (1894), Pope’s The Rape of the Lock (1895), and a private publication, Lysistrata (1896); art editor of the The Yellow Book (1894–5) and with Arthur Symons produced The Savoy (1896); died of tuberculosis, 16 March 1898, in Menton, aged twenty-five.

I shall never forget my first meeting with Aubrey Beardsley, on February 14th, 1892, at the rooms of Mr Vallance, the well-known disciple and biographer of William Morris. Though prepared for an extraordinary personality, I never expected the youthful apparition which glided into the room. He was shy, nervous and self-conscious, without any of the intellectual assurance and ease so characteristic of him eighteen months later when his success was unquestioned.[1]

Carol Blackett-Ord

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1) Ross 1921, p.15.

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Baron 1973
Baron, W., Sickert, London, 1973.

Beardsley 1897
Beardsley, A., A Book of Fifty Drawings, London, 1897.

Beardsley 1899a
Beardsley, A., A Second Book of Fifty Drawings, London, 1899.

Beardsley 1899b
Beardsley, A., The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley, London and New York, 1899 (and later editions).

Beardsley 1900
Beardsley, A., The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley, London and New York, 1900 (and later editions).

Beardsley 1904
Beardsley, A., Under the Hill, London and New York, 1904.

Beardsley 1925
Beardsley, A., The Uncollected Work of Aubrey Beardsley, London and New York, 1925.

Benkowitz 1981
Benkowitz, M.J., Aubrey Beardsley, London, 1981.

Blanche 1919
Blanche, J.-E., Propos de peintre I. De David à Degas, Paris, 1919.

Blanche 1937
Blanche, J.-E., Portraits of a Lifetime 1870–1914, London, 1937.

Brophy 1976
Brophy, B., Beardsley and His World, London, 1976.

Browse 1943
Browse, L., ed., Sickert, London, 1943.

Browse 1960
Browse, L., Sickert, London, 1960.

Calloway 1998
Calloway, S., Aubrey Beardsley, London, 1998.

Calloway & Orr 2011
Calloway, S. and L.F. Orr, eds, The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, exh cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011.

Chicago 1911
Catalogue of the First American Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago, 1911.

Collet 2006
Collet, G.P., Jacques-Emile Blanche, Le peintre-écrivain, Paris, 2006.

Crawford 2004a
Crawford, A., ‘Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent (1872–1898)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004; online ed., October 2009.

Davids 2000
Davids, R., The Artist as Portrait, exh. cat., Fine Art Society, London, 2000.

Engen 2007
Engen, R., The Age of Enchantment: Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries 1890–1930, exh. cat., Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2007.

Evans 1919
Evans, F.H., Forty Three Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley: The Collection of Frederick Evans, New York, 1919.

Galbally 2002
Galbally, A., Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian, Melbourne, 2002.

Gruber & Gruber 1982
Gruber, R., and L.F. Gruber, The Imaginary Photo Museum, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1982.

Hammond 1992
Hammond, A., Frederick H. Evans, Oxford,1992.

Harker 1979
Harker, M.F., The Linked Ring: The Secession Movement in Photography in Britain, 1892–1910, London, 1979.

Harris 1967
Harris, B.S., ed., The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, New York, 1967.

Hart-Davis 1972
Hart-Davis, R., A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972.

Hickman 1975
Hickman, P., Silhouette: A Living Portrait, Newton Abbott, London and Vancouver, 1975.

Kampmann et al. 1984
Kampmann, R., and others, Aubrey Beardsley in den ‘Yellow Nineties’: Dekadenz oder Modernität, exh. cat., Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 1984.

Lisio 1970
Lisio, M. de, Michael de Lisio, Sculpture: Literary Figures, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1970.

London 2002
The British Face, exh. cat., Philip Mould Ltd, London, 2002.

Maas 1984
Maas, J., The Victorian Art World in Photographs, London, 1984.

Maas, Duncan & Good 1971
Maas, H., J.L. Duncan and W.G. Good, eds, The Letters of Aubrey Beardsley, London, 1971.

MacCarthy 2011
MacCarthy, F., The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, London, 2011.

O’Donoghue 1908–22
O’Donoghue, F., Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 5 vols, London, 1908–22 (and vol.6, H.M. Hake, Supplement and indexes, 1925).

Parker 1958
Parker, K.T., Caricatures by Max Beerbohm from the Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1958.

Pearson 1946
Pearson, H., The Life of Oscar Wilde, London, 1946.

Pollard 1896
Pollard, P. Posters in Miniature, London, 1896.

Reade 1967
Reade, B., Beardsley, London, 1967.

Ribeiro 2000
Ribeiro, A., The Gallery of Fashion, London, 2000.

Rogers 1989
Rogers, M., Camera Portraits, exh. cat., NPG, London, 1989.

Ross 1909
Ross, R., Aubrey Beardsley, London, 1909; second ed., 1921.

Rothenstein 1926
Rothenstein, J., The Portrait Drawings of William Rothenstein 1889–1925, London, 1926.

Rouen 1997
Jacques-Emile Blanche, peintre, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, 1997.

Shaw 1903
Shaw, (G.)B., ‘Evans: an Appreciation’, Camera Work, 1903; repr. The Photographic Journal, February 1945, pp.32–4.

Simon 1996
Simon, J., The Art of the Picture Frame, exh. cat., NPG, London, 1996.

Sitwell 1947
Sitwell, O., ed., A Free House: Writings of W.R. Sickert, London, 1947.

Snodgrass 1995
Snodgrass, C., Aubrey Beardsley, Dandy of the Grotesque, New York and Oxford, 1995.

Stetz 2007
Stetz, M.D., Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, Newark, DE, 2007.

Strasser 1943
Strasser, A., ‘Evans Photographer’, The Saturday Book, no.3, October 1943, pp.149–64.

Sturgis et al. 2006
Sturgis, A. and others, Rebels and Martyrs: The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century, London, 2006.

Sturgis 2005
Sturgis, M., Walter Sickert: A Life, London, 2005.

Walker 1923
Walker, R.A., Some Unknown Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, London, 1923.

Walker 1955
Walker, R.A., ed., ‘The Letters of Aubrey Beardsley 1893–98’, Library Chronicle, vol.16, no.3, Spring 1955, pp.111–44.

Weisberg 2004
Weisberg, G.P., ed., The Origins of l’art nouveau: The Bing Empire, Antwerp, c.2004.

Wilson & Zatlin 1998
Wilson, S., and L. Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley: A Centenary Tribute, exh. cat., Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, 1998.