OSCAR WILDE

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This delightful bust, made from British gypsum plaster is sure to delight all lovers of the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde

Best known for his works including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’.

After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles where he became known for his wit, flamboyant dress and charming conversation.

Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

The base of the bust incorporates the frame from Dorian Gray, a prison cell door from Pentonville Prison, lilies, roses and a sunflower, books and quill pen and the iconic handbag as featured in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’.

The etch around the base reads:

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION”.

Height: 12cm
Width: 7cm
Depth: 3.5cm.

 

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Description

Description

We are pleased to offer a  delightful bust of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde who was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet.

Best known for his works including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’.

He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s.

Oscar Wilde went to Trinity College, Dublin and then Magdelen College, Oxford where he read the ‘Greats’ – Literae Humaniores.

After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. He became known for his wit, flamboyant dress and charming conversation.

Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

The base of the bust incorporates the frame from Dorian Gray, a prison cell door from Pentonville Prison, lilies, roses and a sunflower, books and quill pen and the iconic handbag as featured in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’.

The etch around the base reads:

“I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION”.

Height: 12cm
Width: 7cm
Depth: 3.5cm

 

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 14.5 × 8 × 3.5 cm

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