Althea Gyles


Illustration for the one-volume publication of Oscar Wilde’s poem, “The Harlot’s House”

“Like strange mechanical grotesques,
Making fantastic arabesques,
The shadows raced across the blind.”

Enlarging the image shows that Gyles places the viewer in a position outside a window and behind a picket fence that encloses a garden.

  • Oscar Wilde (homepage)
  • Text of “The Harlot’s House”
  • Click on image to enlarge it