Oscar Wilde Plaster Bust 12cm
Oscar Wilde was one of London's most popular playwrights, novelist, essayist, and poet of the early 1890's and is probably best known for 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. He attended Trinity College, Dublin and then Magdelen College, Oxford and then became part of Londons' fashionable culture becoming known for his wit, flamboyant dress and charming conversation. The base includes the frame from Dorian Gray, a prison cell door from Pentonville Prison, lilies, roses and a sunflower, books and a quill pen and the iconic handbag as featured in 'The Importance of Being Ernest'. The etch reads 'I can resist anything except temptation'