Friday, December 19, 2008

Fersen Calling

Following on from the previous post in which Oscar Wilde came to call, a corespondent has sent a scan of an item from their collection, the card of Jacques Adelsward-Fersen. There is, of course, a remarkable similarity between the two and my corespondent points out "We know (Letters p.955) that Constance Wilde was irritated in 1897 that Oscar was visiting Fersen, 'that appalling individual', on Capri. My guess is that Wilde had his cards printed at Fersen's favourite shop in Naples."

There is a pretty good Wiki article on Fersen if you are new to him and need an outline but, as with all Wiki articles, caution is urged in respect to the details.

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