Aubrey Beardsley Collection
Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) contributed his distinctive black and white drawings to publications such as The Yellow Book and The Savoy, and is also known for the illustrations he produced for works such as Oscar Wilde's Salome.
This collection contains letters written by Beardsley 1878–1897 and letters written after his death about his work by his sister Mabel Beardsley, by John Lane, and to Rainforth Armitage Walker. There are also photographs and examples of Beardsley's work, as well as other sundry papers.
In addition to this collection, a number of early editions of books illustrated by Beardsley, including several books of his drawings, an edition of Alexander Pope's The rape of the lock and several issues of The Savoy, are held in the University's rare book collections, and appear on Enterprise
Oscar Wilde's Salome (1894), illustrated by Beardsley and held in the Reserve Collection was our featured item in February 2007.
- A handlist of the collection (PDF) is available
- A full description is available from our online database
- Manuscript number MS 160