Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, reclining with a book; one of a number of photographs taken by the portrait photographer Napoleon Sarony that have since become iconic representations of Wilde… The “Wilde in America” website (linked) archives all of Sarony’s images, and also provides a brief discussion of the context of the photo shoot, including a sketch and photographic portrait of Sarony, then New York City’s most famous portrait photographer, a man who once claimed to have photographed 30,000 “famous” subjects.

The film title links to a source for the biopic  Wilde (1997), starring Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde:

This film can also be officially streamed purchased through the usual sources.