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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, British (Brighton, England 1872 - 1898 Menton, France)
The Stomach Dance
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Salome
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and graphite with corrections in white gouache on white wove paper
22.6 x 16.6 cm (8 7/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Beardsley's monogram at lower right
  • inscription: Verso, graphe: 4 / 3 [encircled] / The Stomach Dance / from Salome / 14 [encircled]; blue crayon: 8 [encircled]
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Zatlin 872
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Joseph Pennell, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, 1923), no. 29

Linda Gertner Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley and Victorian Sexual Politics, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1990), p. 94, fig. 48

Lionel Lambourne, The Aesthetic Movement, Phaidon (London, England, 1996), repr. p. 200

Mark Samuels Lasner, "The Pursuit of the Rare: Three Early Beardsley Collectors", Gazette of the Grolier Club (2000), no. 51, p. 17, note 34

Allison Pease, Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2000), p. 132, repr. p. 133 as fig. 23

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), cat. no. 48-7, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), fig. 159, under cat. no. 139

Penley Knipe and Miriam Stewart, "Behind the 'Blot'" Technical Notes on the Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, Master Drawings (Winter 2015), LIII, no. 4, pp. 523-530, p. 528, repr. p. 528 as fig. 9 and fig. 10 (detail)

Linda Gertner Zatlin, Aubrey Beardsley: A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2016), vol. 1, p. xv, vol. 2, no. 872, pp. 10, 11, 21, 32, 35-37, 48, 89, repr. p. 36

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Original Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, Brooklyn Museum, 12/19/1923 - 01/31/1924; Milwaukee Art Institute, 10/01/1924 - 10/30/1924; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 11/01/1924 - 11/30/1924; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, 11/29/1924 - 12/31/1924

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

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