Oscar Wilde Small Bust
Handmade bust of Oscar Wilde. Objects around the base include: 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".
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. He is 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.
Wilde attended university at both Trinity College, Dublin and then Magdelen College, Oxford where is read the ‘Greats’ - Literae Humaniores. 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.