Wildean Publishing

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Wildean Publishing

Photograph of Aubrey Beardsley

Date: n.d. c.1890s | Reference: Univeristy of Reading, Special Collections MS160/8/8 (with UoR Spec Coll permission)

Aubrey Beardsley and John Gray, significant figures of the aesthetic or decadent publishing of the 1890s, were seen as disciples of Wilde. Both, though, would begin to reject the older man's influence. Beardsley was disappointed with Wilde's censoring of his drawings for Salomé. Gray struggled with his homosexuality, and later became a priest.

This original print of a photograph of Aubery Beardsley was inscribed by the artist to the author.

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