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WILDE | autograph letter signed, to Arthur Clifton, n.d.

Margin Scheme

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

WILDE | autograph letter signed, to Arthur Clifton, n.d.

WILDE | autograph letter signed, to Arthur Clifton, n.d.

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,772

GBP

WILDE, OSCAR


AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WITH INITIALS ("O.W."), TO ARTHUR CLIFTON


Arranging to meet the following evening at the Drury Lane theatre, 1 page, 8vo, integral blank, autograph envelope postmarked 1 August 1887, traces of former mounting, slight soiling to envelope


Arthur Bellamy Clifton (1862-1932) was a solicitor who eventually became a successful London Art Dealer (in partnership with Robbie Ross) and was one of Wilde's oldest friends. Wilde lent him money to get married, and Clifton later visited Wilde in prison and was one of the few loyal friends who stood by him until his death. This letter is apparently unpublished.


PROVENANCE:

Sotheby's, Oscar Wilde sale, 29 October 2004, lot 84


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