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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E , Case MB3R, Shelf I, Box 50H

Self-portrait in bed

Print
1894 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Line block print depicting a small person in the centre of a large opulent bed. Only the face is visible underneath a large spotted nightcap, peeping around the bed curtains which are decorated with floral motifs and tassels. Lettered in French in the top left corner: 'Par les dieux jumeaux tous les monstres ne sont pas en Afrique' [By the twin Gods, not all monsters are in Africa], in reference to the artist's frail health and the danger of tuberculosis.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Line block print
Brief Description
Line block print by Aubrey Beardsley depicting a self portrait of the artist in bed. Great Britain, 1894.
Physical Description
Line block print depicting a small person in the centre of a large opulent bed. Only the face is visible underneath a large spotted nightcap, peeping around the bed curtains which are decorated with floral motifs and tassels. Lettered in French in the top left corner: 'Par les dieux jumeaux tous les monstres ne sont pas en Afrique' [By the twin Gods, not all monsters are in Africa], in reference to the artist's frail health and the danger of tuberculosis.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.5cm
  • Width: 10.4cm
Bibliographic Reference
Sturgis, Alexander, Rupert Christiansen, Lois Oliver and Michael Wilson Rebels and Martyrs : The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century. London : The National Gallery, 200648
Collection
Accession Number
E.429-1899

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record createdNovember 1, 2006
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