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A new age of celebrity dawned thanks to portraiture - so did the carte de visite and the PR photo. 

  • Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English author and hedonist
  • Mrs Patrick Campbell, the great actress
  • Charles Baudelaire, French poet
  • Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and 'celebrity'

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Lady Alice Mary Kerr 1860s

Mrs Patrick Campbell

Mayall and Co. 1893

Charles Baudelaire

√Čtienne Carjat 1862

Oscar Wilde

Napoleon Sarony 1882

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