Alexander’s Tomb

Alexander’s Tomb

Fred Mason

Woodcut by Fred Mason

5¼ x 4 inches

Robert Steele, The Story of Alexander, 216

A powerful piece of graphic design which epitomizes Mason’s eclecticism: the briar device is lifted from Selwyn Image and the simplified patterns of trees and flowers from Beardsley. This late Victorian design is a radical departure from the naturalism of the 1860s.

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  • Aubrey Beardsley
  • Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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