Louis Rhead’s peacocks


La femme au paon (Woman with peacocks): from L’Estampe Moderne (1897).

Two works by British Art Nouveau poster artist and illustrator, Louis Rhead (1858–1926). The first of these is very typical and resembles many of his magazine covers of the period. The cover illustration for The Century, meanwhile, must count as the only time I’ve seen a peacock presented as a possible Christmas dish.


The Century Christmas Number (December 1894).

Previously on { feuilleton }
Rene Beauclair
Whistler’s Peacock Room
Beardsley’s Salomé