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Oscar Wilde

5 of 15 portraits of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, by Sydney Prior Hall, 1888-1889 - NPG 2265 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Oscar Wilde

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
6 3/4 in. x 8 in. (172 mm x 204 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1928
Primary Collection
NPG 2265

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  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Wit and dramatist. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.

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  • Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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The Commission attracted a number of celebrity spectators. This portrait of Oscar Wilde watching the proceedings was published in a column of The Graphic describing the testimony of the government spy, Thomas Miller Beach ('Major le Caron').

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