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Famous People Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 309 pictures in our Famous People collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Anthony Trollope, writer, 1878. Artist: Lock & Whitfield

Anthony Trollope, writer, 1878. Trollope was one of the greatest Victorian novelists. He gained his reputation through a series of novels set in the fictional county of Barsetshire. These books include, The Warden, (1855), Barchester Towers, (1857) and The Last Chronicle of Barset, (1867). A second series of novels, set against a political background, includes Phineas Finn, (1869) and The Eustace Diamonds, (1873). From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883). (Colorised black and white print).

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Oscar WiIde, Irish writer, wit and playwright, c1890. Artist: Unknown

Oscar WiIde, Irish writer, wit and playwright, c1890. Wilde (1854-1900) was an exponent of art for art's sake. His best known novel is The Picture of Dorian Gray. He wrote a book of children's stories, The House of Pomegranates, and a series of plays including Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and The Importance of Being Ernest, which was believed by many to be the first modern comedy in English. Wilde was convicted of sodomy over his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas in a notorious trial, and was jailed at Reading from 1895-1897. After his release he moved to Paris and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, protesting at the inhumane conditions in prisons at the time. He died suddenly in 1900 from meningitis. (Colorised black and white print).

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Oscar Wilde, Irish-born playwright and wit, c1891 (1956). Artist: Unknown

Oscar Wilde, Irish-born playwright and wit, c1891 (1956). Pictured at the age of thirty-seven. Wilde (1854-1900) studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he gained a reputation for his intelligence, wit and eccentricity. His plays brought him to literary prominence. Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), were all huge popular successes. In 1895 Wilde was found guilty of having a homosexual affair with Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (1870-1945) and was imprisoned for two years for 'gross indecency'. His Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), written following his release, expressed his personal and harrowing experience of prison life. Wilde died in 1900 of cerebral meningitis. From the Gernsheim Collection, London. A print from People, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential, by Readers Union, the Grosvenor Press, London, 1956.

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