Letter to Clegg, page 1

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Oscar Wilde

Autograph letter signed, London, to Bernulf Clegg, [1891]. 4 p.

Gift of Lucia Moreira Salles, 2008

MA 7258.10

Page 1

16, Tite Street,
Chelsea. S.W.

My dear Sir

    Art is useless because its aim is simply to create a mood. It is not meant to instruct, or to influence action in any way. It is superbly sterile, and