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Aubrey Beardsley
1872-1898
COLLECTION OF 18 PRINTS OR REPRODUCTIONS OF WORK BY BEARDSLEY, INCLUDING PLATES FROM SALOME, TOGETHER WITH WORK BY WILLIAM T. HORTON, COMPRISING:
i) The Birthday of Madame Cigale, 130 x 210mm., mounted, [Zatlin 266]; ii) Les Revenants de Musique, 213 x 84mm., mounted, [Zatlin 267]; iii) Salome title-page border, 176 x 134mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, [Zatlin 862]; iv) The Woman in the Moon, 178 x 123mm., mounted, [Zatlin 864]; v) Border design for list of pictures, 176 x 141mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, [Zatlin 865]; vi) The Peacock Skirt, 179 x 127mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower left, mounted, [Zatlin 866]; vii) John and Salome, 175 x 122mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower left, mounted, [Zatlin 867]; viii) A Platonic Lament, 178 x 127mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, mounted, [Zatlin 868]; ix) The Eyes of Herod, 177 x 128mm., [Zatlin 869]; x) Enter Herodias. 177 x 129mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, [Zatlin 870]; xi) The Stomach Dance, 178 x 128mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, [Zatlin 872]; xii) The Dancer's Reward, 176 x 126mm., blockmaker's initials 'C.H.' lower right, [Zatlin 873]; xiii) The Climax, 178 x 127mm., [Zatlin 874]; xiv-xvi) together with photographic reproductions of Zatlin 311, 1005, and 1009--xvii-xviii) together with two prints of work by William T. Horton; some significant spotting or soiling (18)
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Catalogue Note

Both W.B. Yeats and Aubrey Beardsley were synonymous with The Yellow Book (1894-1897) and the Savoy (1896). Indeed, Yeats contributed poems to all eight issues of the Savoy, of which magazine Beardsley was art editor. Mabel Beardsley, the artist’s sister, was ‘practically one of us’ (Yeats’ reference to the Rhymers’ Club) and she was the subject of Yeats’ poem ‘Upon a Dying Lady’. One of Beardsley’s contemporaries, William T. Horton (1864-1919) was championed by Yeats and the poet would provide an introduction to Horton’s A Book of Images in 1898.

Yeats: The Family Collection

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