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Oscar Wilde In America

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a love-agony. design by maudle

CAPTION: A Love-Agony. Design by Maudle. (With Verses by Jelleby Postlethwaite, who is also said to have sat for the Picture.)

The cartoon depicts an androgynous Wildean figure coupled with allusions to Wilde and Whistler: the butterfly motif and the W configuration of the bird. The cartoonist, George du Maurier, continued his parody of the Aesthetic Movement with references to other popular satires.

Punch June 5th, 1880, p254

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