5 of 13 portraits of Oscar Wilde
by Sydney Prior Hall
6 3/4 in. x 8 in. (172 mm x 204 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1928
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Artistback to top
- Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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').
Linked publicationsback to top
- Callow, Simon, Character Sketches: Oscar Wilde and His Circle, 2000, p. 15
- Cullen, Fintan, The Irish Face: Redefining the Irish Portrait, 2004, p. 193
- Cullen, Fintan; Foster, Roy, 'Conquering England': Ireland in Victorian England, 2005 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 March - 19 June 2005), p. 45
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 661