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A Conversation with Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
(Dublin 1854 - Paris 1900)
Irish writer and poet
(Wikipedia)
Maggi Hambling
1998

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Description

Bronze sculpture of Wilde's head and hand (complete with cigarette) emerges from a granite, coffin-shaped plinth. Inscribed with a quotation from Lady Windermere's Fan (1892):

"We are all
in the gutter,
but some of us
are looking at
the stars."

Inscription(s)

a
conversation
with
OSCAR WILDE
1854 - 1900

Signature

hambling 1998

Annotation

Unveiled 30 November 1998.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 51°30'31" - W 0°7'33")

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