[ Frank Miles, artist, friend of Oscar Wilde, and Jack the Ripper suspect. ] Four prints of portraits of young ladies, three of them presented as cabinet cards titled 'The Miller's Daughter', 'Rose' and 'A Little Queen. | A Study by Francis Miles'.

Author: 
Frank Miles [ George Francis Miles ] (1852-1891), artist and friend of Oscar Wilde, architect, gardener and Jack the Ripper suspect
Frank Miles
Publication details: 
Two published by Mansell & Co., Percy Street, London, and dated 1872 and 1873. Two published by Poulton & Co., London.
£300.00
SKU: 20495

Wilde lived with Miles in the house in Tite Street which Miles had commissioned E. W. Godwin to build for him. Miles ended his days at Brislington House Lunatic Asylum. All four engravings are printed in black. Three (all 'Copyright') are on 13 x 9.5 cm pieces of paper, each laid down on 16.5 x 10.5 cm pieces of card, with printed text in red ink on the card beneath the print; the fourth print is on a loose 12.5 x 9.5 cm piece of paper. The three cards are in fair condition, aged and worn with tape staining to the blank reverses; the loose print is in poor condition, aged, creased and with closed tears repaired with tape. All four are head and shoulders portraits. ONE: Cabinet card titled 'A Little Queen | A Study by Francis Miles'. Facsimile signature 'Frank Miles | 1872'. Published by W. A. Mansell & Co., Percy St, London. Girl with frizzy hair in Guy Fawkes hat. TWO: Cabinet card titled 'Rose', with quotation from Tennyson. 'The Gardener's Daughter'. Published by Poulton & Son, London. Girl with long blonde hair, flanked by a little foliage. 'Pastel' printed at bottom right. THREE: Cabinet card titled 'The Miller's Daughter', with quotation from Tennyson. 'From a “Sketch by Pastel.”' Published by Poulton & Son, London. Short-haird girl with tilted hat and pearls. 'Pastel' printed at bottom right. FOUR: Loose print. Girl with dark long hair in shawl. Facsimile signature 'Frank Miles 1873'. Embossed at bottom right: 'W. A. MANSELL & CO. | PERCY ST. W.'