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Pictured: One of the drawings.<br />
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Two unseen drawings by Oscar Wilde's real-life inspiration for Dorian Gray have emerged for sale after 179 years for a combined £140,000.<br />
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Thomas Wainewright was a suspected English serial killer who was transported to the penal colony of Tasmania, Australia, in 1837.<br />
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But his artistic skill allowed him to make a profitable new life doing portrait paintings of the wealthy elite Down Under.