Monday, July 7, 2014

Pictures of John Gray

Better known as the inspiration for Oscar Wilde's fictional Dorian Gray, John Gray was an English poet and translator whose works include Silverpoints (1893), The Long Road (1926), and Park: A Fantastic Story (1932).

Unlike Dorian, who came from money, John came from a working class background, and worked hard for his education, the way that many students from poor or middle-class families do today. In addition to writing, he also worked as a metal worker, a librarian, and a priest.

These are a few of his pictures:

John Gray by Reginald Savage
John Gray (1893)
Left to right: John Gray, a friend, and Marc-AndrĂ© Raffalovich
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