Aubrey 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. Beardsley was the most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, renowned for his dark and perverse images and grotesque erotica, which were the main themes of his later work. His illustrations were in black and white, against a white background. Some of his drawings, inspired by Japanese shunga artwork, featured enormous genitalia. His most famous erotic illustrations concerned themes of history and mythology; these include his illustrations for a privately printed edition of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, and his drawings for Oscar Wilde’s play Salome, which eventually premiered in Paris in 1896. Other major illustration projects included an 1896 edition of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, and the collection A Book of Fifty Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley (1897).

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THE ART OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY/soft leatherette cover VG 1918

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Aubrey Beardsley By Brian Reade 1967 Edition

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AUBREY BEARDSLEY SIGNED LIMITED 1927

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SALOME - Oscar Wilde - Aubrey Beardsley HC 1890 Illustrated SCARCE 1461 of 1500

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Vintage 1967 Aubrey Beardsley: Selected Drawings - 1st Printing

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THE COLLECTED DRAWINGS OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY - Bruce S. Harris - 1967 Hardcover

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AUBREY BEARDSLEY Under the Hill 1904 1st Essays Prose Verse free S/H

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BON-MOTS - SYDNEY SMITH & R.B. SHERIDAN 1893 HC AUBREY BEARDSLEY GROTESQUES

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SALOME Wilde illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley 1927

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EARLY WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY and LATER WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY Marillier 2 V

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ART OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY Art Nouveau 1918 Illustrated Modern Library 

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Salome Oscar Wilde Aubrey Beardsley Illustrated Editions Company 1930's Art Deco

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Under the Hill illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley 1904 RARE

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