Aubrey Beardsley

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Aubrey Beardsley
1872-1898
Headpiece for Malory's "Morte d'Arthur"
ca. 1893
Pen and ink with graphite on paper, matted.
4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches (105 x 86 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.865
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Reproduced in: The illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914 / Gordon N. Ray. New York ; London : Oxford Univ. Pr., 1976, p. 195.

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Drawing for a chapter heading decoration for Beardsley's illustrated edition of Malory's Le morte d'Arthur, I, 231, published in London by J. Dent in 1893.

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Decoration for Le Morte d'Arthur, featuring a half-length figure with snake-like locks in profile, flanked by floral designs.

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