View full screen - View 1 of Lot 127. Oscar Wilde | signed photograph, with a signed photograph of his wife, early 1890s.
127

Oscar Wilde | signed photograph, with a signed photograph of his wife, early 1890s

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Oscar Wilde | signed photograph, with a signed photograph of his wife, early 1890s

Oscar Wilde | signed photograph, with a signed photograph of his wife, early 1890s

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Oscar Wilde--W. and D. Downey


Signed photograph of Wilde


three-quarter-length, seated, taken 28 May 1889, cabinet photograph mounted on card with photographer's label (c. 165 x 110mm), SIGNED ON THE IMAGE, [early 1890s]


[with:] Constance Wilde-Frederick Kingsbury, photographic portrait, head and shoulders, cabinet photograph mounted on card with photographer's label (c.165 x 110mm), SIGNED BY THE SITTER ON THE IMAGE AND DATED 1892


Framed and glazed together (frame size 300 x 360mm)


A FINE PHOTOGRAPH OF WILDE AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS SUCCESS WITH A FINE AND CLEAR SIGNATURE. This well-known photograph of a dapper Wilde seated on an ornate stool was taken in the photographer's London studio in 1889 but was published as part of their Cabinet Portrait Gallery of contemporary celebrities in 1891. It was presumably signed by him between that date and 1895, when his life was overwhelmed by scandal.

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.