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A Child of the Age

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1894-1896 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Process engraving and letterpress on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1115-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 50, box H(I)

Physical description

Process engraving and letterpress design for the book cover of ‘A Child of the Age’ after an original pen and ink design by Aubrey Beardsley. One of the cover designs of the Keynote Series of novels and short stories begun by publishers Elkin Matthews & John Lane, and afterwards continued by John Lane, 1894-1896. Each with titles, authors’ and publishers’ names and dates etc. in letterpress.

Date

1894-1896 (published)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Process engraving and letterpress on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Titles, authors' and publishers' names, dates etc. in letterpress.

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm average size, Width: 11.3 cm average size

Object history note

One of the cover designs of the Keynote Series of novels and short stories (begun by Elkin Matthews & John Lane, and afterwards continued by Mr. John Lane alone). Titles (18 from the set of 21, Nos. 1, 11 and 21 missing) from a booklet advertising the series. The original pen and ink designs are reproduced as Pl.98 to 106, and 108 to 116 of The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley, London and New York, 1899.

Descriptive line

Process engraving and letterpress design for the book cover of 'A Child of the Age' from the Keynote Series, after an original pen and ink design by Aubrey Beardsley. Published 1894-1896.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965 pub. HMSO 1966
Marillier, H.C. The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley. London and New York, 1899. Illustrations of the original pen and ink designs, pl.98 to 106, and 108 to 116.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving; Letterpress

Subjects depicted

Designs; Book covers

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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