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Submitted by Miss Parker.
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These three drawings are by Aubrey Beardsley. The first is called 'The Abbe', and it is from the very elegant naughty book that he wrote, 'Under the Hill'. The second is 'The Death of Pierrot', and the last is from the Alexander Pope poem that he illustrated, 'The Rape of the Lock'. It presents the moment when the Baron approaches Belinda, scissors in hand, seeking the lock of her hair.
There is a plaque attached to Beardsley's Brighton home, in Buckingham Road, where he was born, in 1872. It describes him as a 'Master of Line'. Which of course he is. No one, in fact, comes close.