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the return of the fishing fleet portsmouth harbour etching by william wyllie


The Return Of The Fishing Fleet, Portsmouth Harbour Etching By William Wyllie


£875 | $1,219 USD | €1,020 EUR
Item Number: SA806655
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Baron Fine Art
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Framed etching of fishing boats returning to Portsmouth Harbour. Signed by the artist in the lower left corner.
William Lionel Wyllie was born in London in 1851. He studied art at Heatherley’s (1865) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1866-69), where he won the Turner Medal in his final year. He also made a study of the history of shipbuilding to help him with his paintings. He was influenced by Henry Moore (1831-1905), Whistler and Turner, of whom he later wrote a study (1905).
Wyllie worked as a marine illustrator for the Graphic between 1870 and 1890, and from 1883 produced etchings for Robert Dunthorne of the Rembrandt Gallery. In 1884, he published Tidal Thames, the first of a number of books that he both wrote and illustrated. He became Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and did much work, including posters, for the Orient Company, the White Star Line and the Union Castle Line. Often sailing in the barge Ladybird and in yachts, he made painting trips to Holland and Northern France. In 1917 he painted an aerial view of the Battle of Bourlon Wood, for which Air Marshal Trenchard sent maps and aerial photographs. Between 1924 and 1930 he worked on a Panorama of Trafalgar for the Victory Museum, Portsmouth.
Image size – 15.5" x 8.25", 39.5 x 21cm
Size with frame – 22" x 15“, 56 x 38cm
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 38 cm (15.0")
Width = 56 cm (22.0")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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