Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898) was a fashionable English illustrator and author associated with the aesthetic movement and the development of the art nouveau style. Known today and in his time as a master of black-ink line work executed with supple fluidity and slashing vigor, Beardsley veered away from Victorian convention, choosing instead to portray characters and scenes as he saw them.
Beardsley was a prolific and well-known artist, and by his early twenties was the art editor of The Yellow Book, an avant-garde literary quarterly. This coloring book features a selection of twenty-five black-and-white illustrations published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century versions of literary works such as Le Morte Darthur by Sir Thomas Malory, The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, and Salomé by Oscar Wilde.
Published by Pomegranate in 2017. Hardcover, measure 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 56 pages. ISBN 9780764978555