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Maker(s):Beardsley, Aubrey
Culture:British (1872-1898)
Title:The Climax
Date Made:1907
Materials:Halftone print, and process prints from line blocks
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Sheet: 13 11/16 × 10 11/16 in. (34.7 × 27.2 cm)
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.647.15
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

In 1907 John Lane issued a portfolio of designs that Aubrey Beardsley created in 1894 for the first British edition of "Salomé." Oscar Wilde's play had been written in French in 1891 then translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas. Several of the images Beardsley submitted were judged to be too erotic to publish, and either altered or omitted. All were, however, included in the 1907 set.

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