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Oscar Wilde Greetings Card

Regular price £4.00

Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Oscar Wilde NPG P24

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Napoleon Sarony

This photograph of Oscar Wilde lounging against an appropriately artistic backdrop was taken by the New York studio photographer Napoleon Sarony. Wilde had arrived in New York in January 1882 on the steamship Arizona, with 'nothing to declare but his genius'. He needed a publicity photograph for his lecture tour, so he went to Sarony's studio and Sarony provided just what he wanted: an image of limpid dandyism in quilted smoking-jacket, silk knee-breeches and patent leather slippers. Apparently, ' Wilde arrived holding a white cane... more

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Card size: 125mm x 175mm

Images are printed in their original proportions, within a white border.


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