Magnet Beardsley - The Peacock Skirt
This magnet is based on the work The Peacock Skirt by the British engraver and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, published for the exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay.
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)
The Peacock Skirt, in A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings Illustrating Salome by Oscar Wilde, Londres, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1907 - Line engraving on paper according to a drawing of 1893. H. 34,5 ; l. 27,5 cm - Collection Stephen Calloway © Photo by Marcus J. Leith © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2020
Black and white line block print on Japanese vellum depicting a woman, presumed to be Salome, viewed from the back, in a flowing robe with a dramatic stylised peacock design on the skirt, as well as an elaborate headdress complete with stylised peacock feathers, some of which trail down her back. To her left is a stylised peacock within a decorative dotted, scalloped border, whilst on her right is a male figure, generally assumed to be the Young Syrian, with his left arm partially outstretched, wearing a pleated knee-length robe and a headdress.