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Wilde, Oscar.
COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPH AND OPENING DAY PLAYBILLS FOR FOUR WILDE PLAYS:
Estimate
6,00010,000
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80
Wilde, Oscar.
COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPH AND OPENING DAY PLAYBILLS FOR FOUR WILDE PLAYS:
Estimate
6,00010,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Wilde, Oscar.
COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPH AND OPENING DAY PLAYBILLS FOR FOUR WILDE PLAYS:

(i) Photographic portrait of Oscar Wilde, a fine portrait showing the author wearing  a coat with buttonhole flower and pocket handkerchief, seated, cross-legged,  signed by wilde, mounted on photographer's card heaed "W. & D. Downey Photographers by Special Appointment to her Majesty the Queen. Studios 57 and 61 Elbury Street. London S.W.", [? New York, ?1880s]

Another print of this photograph is illustration no.40 in Richard Ellmann's biography Oscar Wilde ("Wilde, about 1894"). Another signed version was used as the frontispiece to Sherard's Oscar Wilde The Story of an Unhappy Friendship, where Sherard dates the photograph to 1892. Three photographs, possibly from the same sitting, were sold as lot 22 in Sotheby's sale Oscar Wilde, 29 October 2004.

(ii) Playbills for Lady Windermere's Fan, St. James's Theatre, 20 February 1892; A Woman of No Importance, Haymarket Theatre, 19 April 1893; An Ideal Husband, Haymarket Theatre, 3 January 1895; The Importance of Being Earnest, St. James's Theatre, 14 February 1895

photograph and playbills mounted in album, specially bound in purple morocco by Judith Ivry, marbled endpapers


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