Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)

Group of Oscar Wilde advertising cards and theatrical photos.
Includes 3 lithograph advertising cards featuring illustrations of Wilde, each with mount remnants on verso: "Strike Me with a Sun Flower," 114x76 mm; 4 1/2x3 inches, blank on verso, by E.B. Duval, 1882.

Full-length portrait titled simply "Oscar Wilde" with blank area for use by local advertisers, 145x82 mm; 5 3/4x3 1/4 inches, circa 1882.

"Marie Fontaine's Moth & Freckle Cure . . . Neilson's Secret for the Complexion," featuring insert portrait of Wilde, 136x75 mm; 5 1/4x3 inches, with ad text on verso. Buffalo, NY: Cusack & Co., undated.

Pair of cabinet card photographs of the tea party scene from "The Importance of Being Earnest," with the two original actresses Irene Vanbrugh and Evelyn Millard. Albumen photographs, 145x102 mm; 5 3/4x4 inches, on original photographer's mount of Alfred Ellis & Walery of London, circa 1895.

Separate photographs of the same actresses: a mounted silver print of Millard and a Real Photo postcard of Vanbrugh.

Modern color photograph of Wilde's tomb in Paris.