~ William L. Wyllie (1851-1931), Etching of A Rowing Skiff, Signed ~
The crisp etching by William L. Wyllie (1851-1931) depicts a scene of a rowing skiff, steam launches and sailing ships off a coastline. The etching is signed in pencil in the lower left corner. It has a Frost & Reed label on the backing board with a date of ’09/07/03′. The simple black frame and mount are new.
~ William Lionel Wyllie (R.A.) ~
William Lionel Wyllie R.A was born on the 5th July 1851 in London. W L Wyllie studied at Heatherleys and later at The Royal Academy Schools where in 1869 he won the Turner medal. It was here he studied under the great artists of the time, including Landseer, Leighton and Millais. He moved to Portsmouth in 1907. During the First World War the Admiralty gave him permission to travel on many of the naval ships, where he produced a significant number of drawings, many of which are available here as black and white and coloured book plates of the period. One of his major works was commissioned by the United Services Club in 1926, the painting being the Battle of Jutland. William Lionel Wyllie died on the 6th April 1931. He certainly was one of the leading naval and maritime artists of the Victorian and Edwardian Periods.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 16.25 inches (41.5cm) wide by 13 inches (33cm) tall.
The etching is 9.5 inches (24cm) wide by 6.25 inches (16cm) tall.
The total weight is 1kg.
~ Condition ~
The etching is very clean with slightly yellowed edges. There is no foxing.