Welcome to my Aubrey Beardsley online gallery!

This collection currently contains 114 illustrations (Updated 1/23/2006)

  • Le Morte d'Arthur (38)
  • Cover Designs (26)
  • Juvenal's VI Satire & Lucian's True History (11)
  • Salome (11)
  • Yellow Book (20)

  • I started this project about 3 years ago, when I took a razor blade to an already falling apart copy of "The Early Works of Aubrey Beardsley" (Dover Edition 1967) and scanned in all of the images.

    I've taken a few liberties with color corrections, scaling, and compositing of multi-page images. Some may be ever so slightly skewed because of the way they were scanned in, meaning - very primitively using a relatively crummy $40 Plustek flatbed.

    A labour of love in the truest sense, the purpose of this site is not to infringe on anyone's copyrights, and I will endeavour to quote and annotate all of my sources. I just aim on creating a small catalog of of work from this important fin-de-siecle illustrator.

    Special thanks to all of you who send me photos of the tattoos you have had done as a result of an image you downloaded from this site. Maybe I should devote a special gallery just to that phenomenon.

    < mao@wormfood.com