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Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900), Wit and dramatist

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Wit and dramatist; renowned as an aesthete from an early age; his unconventional behaviour, witty and paradoxical remarks, and dandified pose brought him notoriety; wrote a series of highly successful comedies in the 1890s, including The Importance of being Earnest. In 1895 Wilde was imprisoned for homosexual offences, as a result of which he published The Ballad of Reading Gaol, 1898.

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Oscar Wilde, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG P24

Oscar Wilde

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen panel card, 1882
NPG P24

Oscar Wilde, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG P25

Oscar Wilde

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen panel card, 1882
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P25

Oscar Wilde, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG P1133

Oscar Wilde

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1883
NPG P1133

Oscar Wilde, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG 3653

Oscar Wilde

by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1884
NPG 3653

Oscar Wilde, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2265

Oscar Wilde

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2265

Oscar Wilde; Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, by Gillman & Co - NPG P1122

Oscar Wilde; Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

by Gillman & Co
gelatin silver print, May 1893
NPG P1122

Oscar Wilde, probably by Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas - NPG P317

Oscar Wilde

probably by Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas
snapshot photograph, Spring 1900
NPG P317

Oscar Wilde, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82203

Oscar Wilde

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1881
NPG x82203

Oscar Wilde, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15924

Oscar Wilde

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, 28 May 1889, published 1891
NPG Ax15924

Oscar Wilde, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x27397

Oscar Wilde

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 28 May 1889, published 1891
NPG x27397

Oscar Wilde, by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by  George G. Harrap & Company, printed by  The Vandyck Printers Ltd - NPG Ax199047

Oscar Wilde

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by The Vandyck Printers Ltd
photogravure, 1892, published 1915
NPG Ax199047

Oscar Wilde ('Men of the Day. No. 305.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D44175

Oscar Wilde ('Men of the Day. No. 305.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1884
NPG D44175

Oscar Wilde, by Unknown artist - NPG D16912

Oscar Wilde

by Unknown artist
ink-photo, published 1885
NPG D16912

Oscar Wilde, after Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm - NPG D9983

Oscar Wilde

after Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm
relief halftone, (1894)
NPG D9983

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 8 (includes at far right Oscar Wilde)

by Unknown artists
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, late 19th century
NPG D39298

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