Not currently on display at the V&A

The Abbé

late 1890s (made)
Place of origin

The elegant figure of the Abbé, standing in a garden.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Abbé (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Photo-process print
Brief description
Aubrey Beardsley, 'The Abbé'. Illustration to Beardsley's story 'Under the Hill', published in The Savoy , no. 1, January 1896, p.157.
Physical description
The elegant figure of the Abbé, standing in a garden.
  • Image height: 189mm
  • Image width: 129mm
  • Sheet height: 189mm
  • Sheet width: 140mm
Pasted to green card: 317 x 255 mm.
Production typeMass produced
Object history
This is one of 200 prints made by different photo-process techniques (E.358 to E.556-1899) which are reproductions, chiefly proofs, of designs and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. They were bought from Mrs A. Gleeson White, 21st January 1899, and had formed part of the collection of Joseph Gleeson White (1851-1898), art historian and first editor of 'The Studio' magazine.
Associated object
E.305-1972 (Original)
Accession number

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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