~ ‘Moored Merchant Ships On The Medway’ Etching By Harold Wyllie, Signed ~
A crisp etching showing various merchant vessels and a Thames sailing barge, likely to be on the Medway. There are industrial chimneys in the distant background and a small town – I think it is Rochester – to the right. The etching is signed in pencil to the lower left.
~ Harold Wyllie ~
Harold Wyllie (1880-1975): Marine painter in oil, watercolour, gouache and etcher of marine subjects. Born in London on 29th June 1880, son of W.L. WYLLIE He went to New York in 1898 as special artist to The Graphic. Fought in South Africa during the Boer War. He was a pupil of his father and studied under Frank Short in 1920. Served in the Royal Flying Corps in France as a pilot in 1914-18 war and received a Commission in the Regular Army. Posted to the Wiltshire Regiment in 1916 and awarded O.B.E. 1919, and was granted rank of Lieut.-Colonel on retirement in 1920. He was appointed Hon. Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1934, and became Vice President of the Society of Marine Artists in 1958. His work is represented in several public collections. He lived in Portsmouth and later in Perthshire.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 21.5 inches (55cm) wide by 16.25 inches (41cm) tall.
The etching is 12 inches (30.5cm) wide by 6.5 inches (16.5cm) tall.
~ Condition ~
The etching is very clean with no foxing or oxidisation.
The frame is in very decent condition.
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