4 of 15 portraits of Oscar Wilde
by Carlo Pellegrini
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1884
12 1/8 in. x 7 in. (308 mm x 178 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), 'Ape'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 482 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Published in Vanity Fair, 24 May 1884.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 137
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 661
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Men of the day: Caricatures from Vanity Fair (15 February 2008 - 31 August 2008)
Events of 1884back to top
Current affairsThe Third Reform Act further reduces the financial threshold for voters, extending the franchise to all householders in the counties, achieving uniformity with those in the boroughs, and effectively doubling the electorate from 2.5 million to just under 5 million.
Foundation of the socialist group, the Fabian Society. The group quickly grows in size, including members Eleanor Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb.