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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.641
People
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, British (Brighton, England 1872 - 1898 Menton, France)
Title
Earl Lavender
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Frontispiece Design for "Earl Lavender"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1894-1895
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297893
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink with traces of graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions
25.9 x 15.6 cm (10 3/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Provenance
Commissioned from the artist by Messrs Ward and Downey, publishers, London, 1894; John Lane, London, before 1903; his widow, Annie Lane; their sale, [Anderson Galleries, New York, November 22, 1926, no. 50 ($650)]; purchased at that sale by [Scott and Fowles, New York]; acquired from them by Grenville L. Winthrop, September 9, 1927 ($1,000); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Zatlin 944
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.641
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley and Henry Currie Marillier, The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley, John Lane (London, 1899), p. 87

Albert E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings: A Catalogue and a List of Criticisms, Godfrey A.S. Wieners (New York, 1903), pg. 33

Robert Ross and Aymer Vallance, Aubrey Beardsley, John Lane, The Bodley Head (London, England, 1909), pg. 99, no. 124

Joseph Pennell, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, 1923), no. 77

Albert E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley: Catalogue of Drawings and Bibliography, The Grolier Club (New York, NY, 1945), no. 971, pg. 56

Brian Reade, Aubrey Beardsley, Viking Press (New York, 1967), no. 383, pl. 381

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), cat. no. 113, repr.

Linda Gertner Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley and Victorian Sexual Politics, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1990), p. 132, fig. 87

Mark Samuels Lasner, A Selective Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley, Thomas G. Boss Fine Books (Boston, 1995), no. 82

Allison Pease, Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2000), p. 110, repr. p. 111 as fig. 11

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 142, repr. (color)

Linda Gertner Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2016), vol. 2, no. 944, pp. 158-160, repr. p. 159

Exhibition History

The First American Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 12/07/1911 - 12/25/1911

An Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, Brooklyn Museum, 12/19/1923 - 01/31/1924; Milwaukee Art Institute, 10/01/1924 - 10/30/1924; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 11/01/1924 - 11/30/1924; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, 11/29/1924 - 12/31/1924

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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