~ William L. Wyllie R.A. (1851-1931) Etching Of Figures Loading Coal From Barges Onto A Steamship ~
A lovely quality signed and numbered etching on paper by the noted maritime artist William Lionel Wyllie R.A.
The piece depicts figures loading coal from barges onto a steamship near the coast with various barges and ships in the background.
It is signed in pencil by the artist to the bottom left hand corner just below the image and numbered in Roman numerals ‘CXXXVIII’ for ‘138’.
The piece has been mounted and is presented in a glazed frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The etching measures 13cm (5 inches) by 33cm (13 inches).
The frame measures 38cm (15 inches) by 58.5cm (23 inches).
It weighs 1.97 Kg.
~ Condition ~
There is some light oxidisation to the paper, mostly around the edges but this does not particularly affect the etching itself. Otherwise, it is in a great condition with no damage.
The mount and frame are in sound order.
~ William Wyllie ~
William Lionel Wyllie (5th July 1851 – 6th April 1931) was a prolific English painter of maritime themes. He has been described as ‘The most distinguished marine artist of his day’. His work is in the Tate, the Royal Academy, the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum and
many other institutions around the world.