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1893 Caricature of Oscar Wilde
1893 Caricature of Oscar Wilde


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Print Size Small (9 x 12 inches)
Photo Semi Matte
$12.50
Fine Art Paper
$18.00
Canvas
$22.00
Print Size Medium (12 x 16 inches)
Photo Semi Matte
$18.00
Fine Art Paper
$25.00
Canvas
$30.00
Print Size Large (16 x 20 inches)
Photo Semi Matte
$24.00
Fine Art Paper
$36.00
Canvas
$40.00
Beardsley illustration of a happy looking Oscar Wilde at work and surrounded by books and a bible. First published in 'Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections,' by A. Edward Newton, 1920. From an original drawing by Aubrey Beardsley 1893. - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (English; 21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings are characterized by an erotic nature, and his most erotic illustrations are those found in the Lysisrata; Beardsley drew these for a privately printed edition. Beardsley later converted to Catholicism, and would subsequently beg his publisher to “destroy all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings...by all that is holy all obscene drawings." His publisher, Leonard Smithers, ignored Beardsley’s wishes, and actually continued to sell reproductions as well as forgeries of Beardsley's work. Beardsley was active till his death in Menton, France, at the age of 25 on 16 March 1898 of tuberculosis. He had been received into the Roman Catholic church in March of the previous year.
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