London: Leonard Smithers, 1896
The period covered by Arts:Search is 1896. Available soon.
8 issues published. Nos.1-2 subtitled “An illustrated
Quarterly”; nos.3-8 subtitled “An Illustrated Monthly”.
Edited by Arthur Symons.
The Savoy was launched as a competitor to The Yellow
Book and in content and philosophy it was very similar,
with overtones of the decadent and the avant-garde.
Indeed many of the contributors also wrote for The
Yellow Book. These included W.B. Yeats, George Bernard
Shaw, Joseph Conrad, Arthur Symons, Havelock Ellis,
Ernest Dowson, Edmond Gosse, George Moore and
Edward Carpenter. Illustrators of The Savoy included
Audrey Beardsley (who designed the front covers), Max
Beerbohm, William Rothenstein, Phil May, J. McNeil
Whistler, Charles Shannon, Charles Conder, Walter
Sickert, and Joseph Pennell.
See: Laurel Brake. Aestheticism and Decadence: The Yellow Book (1894-7), The Chemeleon (1894), and The Savoy (1896) in
The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume 1: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955, edited by
Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 pp.76-100
James Thorpe. English Illustration in the Nineties. London: Faber & Faber1935 pp.191-192.