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Frontispiece to 'Virgilius the Sorcerer'
Frontispiece to 'Virgilius the Sorcerer'


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Print Size Small (9 x 12 inches)
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$12.50
Fine Art Paper
$18.00
Canvas
$22.00
Print Size Medium (12 x 16 inches)
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$25.00
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Print Size Large (16 x 20 inches)
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$40.00
Beardsley illustration of an old and evil looking man in ornate, black robes reading from a giant spell book and holding his arm outstretched. Design for Frontispiece to 'Virgilius the Sorcerer'. By permission of Mr. David Nutt. - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (English; 21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings are characterized by an erotic nature, and his most erotic illustrations are those found in the Lysisrata; Beardsley drew these for a privately printed edition. Beardsley later converted to Catholicism, and would subsequently beg his publisher to “destroy all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings...by all that is holy all obscene drawings." His publisher, Leonard Smithers, ignored Beardsley’s wishes, and actually continued to sell reproductions as well as forgeries of Beardsley's work. Beardsley was active till his death in Menton, France, at the age of 25 on 16 March 1898 of tuberculosis. He had been received into the Roman Catholic church in March of the previous year.
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