Binding for ‘The Savoy’

Aubrey Beardsley.


Pink paper binding with blocking in black ink

10 x 7½ inches

This is Beardsley’s cover design for the magazine’s first number. By turns provocative and elegant, the artist’s vision of sophisticated living, with its combination of pettiness and perversity, is never less than unsettling.

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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke

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