Aug 18, 2022 - Sale 2613

Sale 2613 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)

Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Mrs. Beringer,"
offering her daughter a minor role in Lady Windermere's Fan in the event of a vacancy, and considering allowing the Haymarket [Theatre] to produce his new play [A Woman of No Importance (1893)]. 4 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet, personal stationery; horizontal fold, faint scattered soiling. [London, 1893].

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"Your daughter has certainly inherited her mother's good looks, if she has half her mother's brains she should have a brilliant future in store for her. I will with pleasure do anything I can to help her, but your own influence is very great I need not say.
"At present, there is a provincial company doing Lady Windermere's Fan--if there should occur a vacancy, would she care, or you care for her to go with it? The part would be quite a small one, of course.
"Thanks for y'r wishes for my new play--I have settled nothing yet--but think of letting the Haymarket have it."