Aubrey Beardsley – Robert Ross (1912)


Aubrey Beardsley – Robert Ross (1912)


Title: Aubrey Beardsley

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1921. Second edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. A small book. Very good. Slight fraying to edges and corners of cover, some tanning to spine. Interior very good. With numerous black-and-white plates, and an index of Beardsley’s works. 112pp.

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A biography of Aubrey Beardsley, with black-and-white plates and an index of Beardsley’s works.

About Beardsley (from Wikipedia):

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) 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. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley’s contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Robert Baldwin Ross (25 May 1869 – 5 October 1918) was a Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer, best known for his relationship with Oscar Wilde, to whom he was a devoted friend, lover and literary executor. A grandson of the Canadian reform leader Robert Baldwin, and son of John Ross and Augusta Elizabeth Baldwin, Ross was a pivotal figure on the London literary and artistic scene from the mid-1890s to his early death, and mentored several literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon. His open homosexuality, in a period when male homosexual acts were illegal, brought him many hardships.