Merlin

Merlin

Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898

1893-94

Photo-reproduction of pen-and-ink drawing

From Le Morte d'Arthur

The influence of Burne-Jones's The Beguiling of Merlin appears quite clearly in this work's claustraphobic, flattened space as well as the choice of subject and it also does in Beardsley's own Merlin and Nimuë