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Drawing - The New Coinage. Four designs which were not sent in for competition.
  • The New Coinage. Four designs which were not sent in for competition.
    Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898
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The New Coinage. Four designs which were not sent in for competition.

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1893 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, Indian ink and graphite on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod

  • Museum number:

    E.38-1948

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 50

Physical description

A drawing in black ink on white paper showing a caricature of Walter Crane depicted as an angel holding a burning torch and a blade dripping blood.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca.1893 (made)

Artist/maker

Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, Indian ink and graphite on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in graphite with notes

'WALTER CRANE'
Inscribed in ink

'DEMOS REX'
Inscribed in ink

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm, Width: 13.6 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod, 1948

Descriptive line

Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley, caricature of Walter Crane's political opinions, from a set of four caricatures entitled 'The New Coinage. Four designs which were not sent in for competition', for an illustration on p.154 of 'The Pall Mall Budget', 9 February 1893, graphite, pen and Indian ink, London, ca. 1893

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Calloway, Stephen. Aubrey Beardsley. London: V & A Publications, 1998. 224pp, illus. ISBN: 1851772197.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, and Department of Paintings, Accessions: 1948, Volume II, Henry Herbert Harrod Bequest, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957

Materials

Paper; Ink; Graphite

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Parody; Torch; Blade; Angels; Politics

Categories

Drawings; Illustration; Caricatures & Cartoons; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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