Aubrey Beardsley ALI BABA Lucite Art Tile Modern Classics 60s Vintage 10.5 x 8.5
Here is a lucite art tile replicating the original line block print by famed Art Nouveau illustrator, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). The tile is white lucite with etched and colored lines, from The Modern Classics Series, circa 1960's, made by Modern Classics, Inc. of New York. It is mounted on black hardboard with cord for hanging. It measures 10.5" x 8.5". Beardsley's original was made circa 1897, near the end of his life. It was the his only drawing for a proposed book: Arabian Night's Tales, The Forty Thieves.
Information taped to the back: Bar, Bath & Boudoir - Modern Classics number 46. Cord on back has broken and been re-connected with string. Some wear/loss of black on tile most notable at lower edge of robe. Slight loss of black finish on some spots on edges of hardboard. Very good condition otherwise. Purchased from an estate sale many years ago.
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