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Percy Walter Wolff’s Die Vorhölle

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Another name to add to the long list of Beardsley followers, Percy Walter Wolff is so obscure as to be almost completely absent from web records. This suggests that Die Vorhölle: Eine Lyrische Nachlese (1911), a Baudelaire collection, may be the only book he illustrated. The drawings make me wonder what Beardsley himself—who put a copy of Les Fleurs du Mal on a shelf in Salomé—might have done with the same subject.

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The art of Mario Laboccetta
Carlos Schwabe’s Fleurs du Mal

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by sander bink

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    Interesting, thank! I see a Jan Toorop influence as well, for example in the clouds and the hair in the second to last drawing.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Yes, that hair is more Toorop than Beardsley.

 


 

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