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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (maker)
    Swan Electric Engraving Co. (printer)
    Bodley Head

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line-block and colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A print depicting a stylised image of a women, standing in front of a half length yellow curtain, wearing an ornate flowered hat and holding a large drinking vessel to her mouth.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1899 (made)


Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (maker)
Swan Electric Engraving Co. (printer)
Bodley Head

Materials and Techniques

Line-block and colour lithograph


Height: 27.9 cm size of sheet, Width: 20.7 cm size of sheet, Height: 20.3 cm size of image, Width: 12.5 cm size of image

Object history note

The drawing was first reproduced in colour lithography (red, green, grey and black) as a supplement to The Studio, October 1895. This print is illustration no. 24 taken from a copy of The early work of Aubrey Beardsley with a prefatory note by H.C. Marillier, The Bodley Head, London - New York, 1899. Only 120 copies were published in this Japanese vellum edition.

Descriptive line

Reproduction of a print by Aubrey Beardsley, 'Isolde', line-block and colour lithograph, 1899

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996
no. 24
Beardsley, Aubrey and H. C. Marillier. The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley. London - New York: The Bodley Head, 1899.


Paper; Pen and Indian ink


Line-block; Colour lithography; Technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Women


Prints; Books; Illustration; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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