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Franz von Bayros Illustrations

An inventory of his illustrations at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KD
Date: 10 Jan 2019

Biographical History

Franz von Bayros (1866-1924), also known as the Marquis de Bayros, was an Austrian commercial artist, illustrator, and painter.

Bayros was born on May 28, 1866 in Zagreb, in present-day Croatia. At age 17 he passed the entrance exam for the Vienna Academy. In 1896 he married Alice, the step daughter of his friend, Johann Straub. A year later they moved to Munich, where he gave his first exhibition. Between the years 1904 and 1908, Bayros continued his studies in Paris and Italy. Most known for his Tales at the Dressing Table portfolio, he belonged to the Decadent Movement in art, often using erotic themes and phantasmagoric imagery. On April 2, 1924 he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Franz von Bayros Illustrations consists of 17 color plate illustrations from Dante's Divine Comedy.

Arrangement of the Collection

Illustrations are in no particular order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Bayros, Franz von, Marquis, 1866-1924.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Divina commedia.


Art, Austrian -- 20th century.
Illustration of books -- 20th century.
Illustration of books -- Austria.

Genres and Forms



Commercial artists.
Painters (artists)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Franz von Bayros Illustrations,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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