Birth from the Calf of the Leg (Unpublished illustration intended for Lucian's "True History")

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, English, 1872 - 1898


about 1896

Line-block print on paper

Image: 6 15/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.7 × 12.6 cm)

Sheet: 12 1/16 × 9 in. (30.6 × 22.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Watermark, lower left: ALEXANDR [cut off] [reversed] Watermark, lower right: APAN [reversed]


Source unknown; catalogued, 1917.

Catalogue Raisonne

B. Reade, Beardsley, London: Studio Vista Ltd., 1967, p. 333, no. 257.

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