Wilde By Beerbohm

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The Wilde caricature is not contemporary with the 1882 lecture tour. It was one of a series of twenty-three drawings made by Max Beerbohm between 1916—17, published in book form by Heinemann in 1922 as Rossetti and His Circle.

'Max' Beerbohm (1872–1956) English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist.

The Name of Dante Gabriel Rossetti is Heard for the First Time in the Western States of America | Time: 1882 | Lecturer: Mr. Oscar Wilde

The title of the piece is written across the top of the image and reads:

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The Name of Dante Gabriel Rossetti is Heard for the First Time in the Western States of America | Time: 1882 | Lecturer: Mr. Oscar Wilde

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Halfway down the image are the words: Max 1916.

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