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Oscar Wilde

9 of 15 portraits of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, by W. & D. Downey, 28 May 1889, published 1891 - NPG x27397 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Oscar Wilde

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 28 May 1889, published 1891
5 1/2 in. x 3 5/8 in. (139 mm x 93 mm)
Purchased, 1891
Photographs Collection
NPG x27397

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

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  • W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940). Artist associated with 862 portraits.

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This photograph was published at the time that Wilde was writing Salomé. He was a married man with a young family and, for the time being, was considered to be comparatively respectable.

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