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Ali Baba (Cover design for "The Forty Thieves")


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British (Brighton, England 1872 - 1898 Menton, France)
Ali Baba (Cover design for "The Forty Thieves"), 1897
Drawing
British
,
19th century
Black ink, white gouache, and graphite on white wove paper
24 x 19.8 cm (9 7/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.647
Provenance
Commissioned from the artist by Leonard Smithers, 1897; Messrs. Robson and Co., by 1909; Fitzroy Carrington, New York, by 1911; Scott and Fowles, New York, acquired from them by Grenville L. Winthrop, September 20, 1921 ($1,200); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
Aubrey Beardsley and Henry Currie Marillier, The Early Work of Aubrey Beardsley, John Lane (London, 1899), pg. 175, no. 41

A. E. Gallatin, List of Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, M. F. Mansfield and A. Wessels (New York, 1900), pg. 4

Aubrey Beardsley, The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley, John Lane (London, New York, 1901), pl. 153

A. E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings: A Catalogue and a List of Criticisms, Godfrey A.S. Wieners (New York, 1903), pg. 43

Robert Ross and Aymer Vallance, Aubrey Beardsley, John Lane, The Bodley Head (London, England, 1909), pg. 109, no. 157(i)

A. E. Gallatin, Aubrey Beardsley: Catalogue of Drawings and Bibliography, The Grolier Club (New York, NY, 1945), pg. 66, no. 1057

Martin Birnbaum, Jacovleff and Other Artists, Paul A. Struck (New York, 1946), pl. 37

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 164

Brian Reade, Aubrey Beardsley, Viking Press (New York, 1967), no. 458, pl. 458

Aubrey Beardsley, The Letters of Aubrey Beardsley, ed. Henry Maas, J.L. Duncan and W.G. Good Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Rutherford, NJ, 1970), pp. 96, 141 n., 142-45 passim, 147, 315, 319, 324, 327, 329, 389 and n., 390, 391

Jean-Paul Bouillon, Klimt: Beethoven, Skira (Geneva, Switzerland, 1986), repr. p. 56

Linda Gertner Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley and Victorian Sexual Politics, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1990), p. 37, fig. 12

Chris Snodgrass, Aubrey Beardsley: Dandy of the Grotesque, Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (New York, NY and Oxford, England, 1995), fig. 3-3, p. 116

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 143, repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), cat. no. 143, repr. (color)

Kenneth J. Procter, "Clothing as Texture, Clothing as Symbol", Drawing (American Artist) (Fall 2006), pp. 46-55, repr. p. 48, pp. 49, 51

Exhibition History
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 143
The First American Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 12/07/1911 - 12/25/1911, 79
Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003, 143; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 143