The Aubrey Beardsley Collection

Lysistrata Lysistrata

by Aubrey Beardsley
1872 - 1898

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was born in 1872 and died twenty-five year later of tuberculosis. His was a brilliant career; his work, the epitome of British Art Nouveau, has been the inspiration for illustrators ever since. During his short but eventful life he produced an impressive oeuvre which was often considered both provocative and shocking by a staid Victorian society.

Unfairly sacked as Art Editor of The Yellow Book for his association with Oscar Wilde as illustrator of Salome, the young artist was soon to fill the same post at Leonard Smithers’ new magazine The Savoy. A year later, in 1896, Smithers published Beardsley’s illustrations to The Rape of the Lock. This great work was succeeded by the equally glorious drawings of Lysistrata, illustrating Aristophanes’ bawdy play about the women of Greece’s successful campaign to end the Peloponnesian War by denying their men sexual favours and was a perfect vehicle for Beardsley’s pen.

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Beardsley Signature
Size: 20cm x 15cm
Price: £20.00 each
Full Set: £145.00
Frames: £6.50
Box: The tiles come in a red presentation gift box.
P&P: £4.50 for up to 8 tiles

The >full limited edition prints on paper are available for £75.