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AUBREY BEARDSLEY. Four Large Lilies. Ornamental device for Book VI, chapter XII, page 205 of "Le Morte d'Arthur," London: Dent, 1893-94. Pen and ink on paper. 59x50mm; 2 1/4x2 inches. Inlaid to size on 9 3/4x7 1/2-inch sheet with hand-drawn borders, "1/205" in pencil on verso. .
The lilies in "Morte d'Arthur" represent purity and sweetness. This ornament is repeated in Book VIII, chapter XXVII, page 337 and Book XI, chapter XIII, page 662. Provenance: J. M. Dent to Erhard Weyhe Collection, Sotheby's New York 15 December 1988 to Jack and Caroline Milne. Zatlin 467.