This is an original 1925 black and white wood engraving of a portrait of Joseph Pennell etching from the tower by Aubrey Beardsley. She sketched it while they were in Paris together.
This 86+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No Creases. No Natural Defects. No Surface Rub. No Tears. No Water Damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.
Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 6.75 x 11.25 inches; 17 x 29 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Beardsley, Aubrey. Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.
English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) is best known for his beautiful illustrations. He was greatly influenced by Japanese woodcuts and the rising Art Nouveau style that was sweeping Europe during his short years, and somehow found time between bouts of chronic tuberculosis (which eventually killed him) to produce fascinating high contrast pieces while enjoying the company of other creative minds such as Oscar Wilde and James Whistler.
Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Caricature