Poster for "The Savoy. Complete in three volumes. "First Edition. Aubrey Beardsley.

Poster for "The Savoy. Complete in three volumes. "First Edition.

London: Leonard Smithers, [1896-1897]. Color lithograph. 32.5 x 25.5 cm. 12.75 x 10 inches. sheet size. Image: 23,5 x 17,5 cm. 3 marginal tears; longest is 2cm. Printed by C.F. Kell.
Printed within image at lower left: "AB"

This is the rare color lithograph.

Printed text reads: "The Savoy, Complete in Three Volumes / price one guinea nett. / Leonard Smithers, Royal Arcade W."

The Savoy Complete in Three Volumes'; Small poster or show-card advertising an edition of the illustrated magazine, The Savoy, 1897; Showing a woman in oriental dress of turban, pointed slippers, loose pyjamas and a fur-trimmed jacket seated on a stool, tipped forward with hands in pockets. A red, green and black geometric background with letterpress printing of the magazine's title etc. to top and right; Colour lithograph; Signed with the artist's initials, 'A.B.'

Bibliographic References:
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965 pub. HMSO 1966
R.A. Walker, ed. The Best of Beardsley. London, 1948. Pl.96, illustration of the figure in this design, uncoloured and without background.
Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Gallatin 1032c; Reade 1967.453
Brian Reade, John Rothenstein Aubrey Beardsley. 1967, cat. no. 453, p. 359, il

Met. Museum, Accession Number: 50.576.91.
V& A, no. E.446-1965. Item #16-3598

Price: $2,000.00

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