This notebook takes up the work The Peacock Skirt by the British engraver and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, published for the exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay.
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)
The Peacock Skirt, in A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings Illustrating Salome by Oscar Wilde, Londres, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1907 - Line engraving on paper according to a drawing of 1893. H. 34,5 ; l. 27,5 cm - Collection Stephen Calloway © Photo by Marcus J. Leith © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2020
Black and white line block print on Japanese vellum depicting a woman, presumed to be Salome, viewed from the back, in a flowing robe with a dramatic stylised peacock design on the skirt, as well as an elaborate headdress complete with stylised peacock feathers, some of which trail down her back. To her left is a stylised peacock within a decorative dotted, scalloped border, whilst on her right is a male figure, generally assumed to be the Young Syrian, with his left arm partially outstretched, wearing a pleated knee-length robe and a headdress.
Notebook 15 x 21 cm / 64 pages, lined sheets. Printed in France in compliance with environmental standards. Paper from sustainably managed forests.