"I am" Oscar Wilde 1882 © Duval Irish Aesthetic Lowville NY Victorian Trade Card For Sale


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"I am" Oscar Wilde 1882 © Duval Irish Aesthetic Lowville NY Victorian Trade Card:
$75.00

1882 © - "Begorra and I belave I am Oscar Himsilf." (Irish Aesthetic) - Antique Card
Approx. 3 x 4.5 inches - Aesthetic Movement satire, comic parody; Irishman Ethnic Oscar wanna-be satire.
"Copyright 1882 by E.B. Duval / National Aesthetics." - Ireland, from series of 6 ethnic mockery cards
"National Aesthetics." - Pet Piggy "Begorra" / Lily, Sunflower, Clay Pipe, Shillelagh Wooden Irish Walking Stick
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Reverse Imprint: J.H. Locklin, Lowville, New York. / Locklin Jewelry Store, Watches, Clocks, Repair Watch, etc.(( IRONIC: "High Art" parody imprinted for a Fine Jewelry Store... in LOWville, New York ! ))
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Oscar Wilde - Aesthetic Movement / Gilbert & Sullivan, "Patience" (Wikipedia)
-- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts in "one of the first celebrity trials", imprisonment, and early death from meningitis at age 46.
-- As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and interior decoration, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into what would be his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French while in Paris, but it was refused a licence for England due to an absolute prohibition on the portrayal of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Undiscouraged, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late-Victorian London.
- Aestheticism was sufficiently in vogue to be caricatured by Gilbert and Sullivan in Patience (1881).
Richard D'Oyly Carte, an English impresario, invited Wilde to make a lecture tour of North America, simultaneously priming the pump for the US tour of Patience and selling this most charming aesthete to the American public. Wilde journeyed on the SS Arizona, arriving 2 January 1882, and disembarking the following day.
- Oscar Wilde's 1882 American Tour: Originally planned to last four months, Wilde's American tour continued for almost a year owing to its commercial success. Wilde sought to transpose the beauty he saw in art into daily life. This was a practical as well as philosophical project: in Oxford he had surrounded himself with blue china and lilies, and now one of his lectures was on interior design. In a British Library article on aestheticism and decadence, Carolyn Burdett writes, "Wilde teased his readers with the claim that life imitates art rather than the other way round. His point was a serious one: we notice London fogs, he argued, because art and literature has taught us to do so. Wilde, among others, 'performed' these maxims. He presented himself as the impeccably dressed and mannered dandy figure whose life was a work of art."
- When asked to explain reports that he had paraded down Piccadilly in London carrying a lily, long hair flowing, Wilde replied, "It's not whether I did it or not that's important, but whether people believed I did it".+ Over 1,000+ more fabulous antique & vintage cards are currently listed at the Dave Cheadle Card Store. To See More of the BEST 19th Century Cards Click Here: (( MORE GREAT CARDS ))+ Over 1,000+ more fabulous antique & vintage cards are currently listed at the Dave Cheadle Card Store. FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING * MORE GREAT pre-1900 - Oscar Wilde / Theater, Celebrity / Pig / Comic = use "Search store" Visit store: Click this Hot Link: Dave Cheadle Card Store - Displays with evidence of aging, flaws and wear, as seen in HUGE scans far above.
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