Oct 22, 2020 - Sale 2548

Sale 2548 - Lot 238

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(NAPOLEON SARONY) (1821-1896)
Portrait of Oscar Wilde wearing a cape and hat.
Silver print, the image measuring 8 1/2x5 1/8 inches (21.6x13 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with the sitter's credit in the negative, and the sitter's credit again, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and the Culver Pictures hand stamp, bar code, and label, on mount verso. 1882; printed circa 1910

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Wilde wrote: 'We have lost the art of draping the human form and the cloak is the simplest and most beautiful drapery ever devised."