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Boscheto Gardens, Citta Vecchia Verdala, Malta [pencil].
Boscheto Gardens, Citta Vecchia Verdala, Malta [pencil].
Joseph Galea Malta [signed in late.]
[Malta, n.d., c.1930s.]
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Large margins.
Fruit pickers in Buskett Gardens, with Verdala Palace in the background. The Verdala Palace is the official summer residence of the President of Malta. It was built by Grandmaster Hughues Loubenx de Verdalle in 1586 on the site of a hunting lodge. The palace is known for its surrounding boschetto, a large semi-landscaped area that was used by the Knights of Malta for game hunting. Joseph Galea (Maltese, 1904 - 1985).
From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27488]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[illeg.] De Licing after Dinner [ms]
[illeg.] De Licing after Dinner [ms]
C. de Brocktorff
Watercolour, signed; 170 x 175mm (6¾ x 7"). Fine.
A grandmother and mother checking their children for lice. Plates, bowls, piglets and a chicken strewn across the foreground. Original watercolour by the famous Maltese artist Charles Frederick de Brocktorff (1775-1850)
[Ref: 37682]   £550.00  
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D. Gregoire Caraffe G. M. de Malte. M.C.D.LXXXI.
D. Gregoire Caraffe G. M. de Malte. M.C.D.LXXXI.
[Paris, 1683.]
Coloured engraving. 155 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"), set in letterpress.
Portrait of Gregorio Carafa (1615 – 1690), 62nd Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Saint John (Knights of Malta) 1680 until his death in 1690. The sea battle underneath the portrait probably represents the Third Battle of the Dardanelles, in which the Venetian fleet, aided by seven Maltese galleys commanded by Carafa, gave the Ottomans their worst naval defeat since the Battle of Lepanto. As Grand Master he ordered the strengthening of Fort St. Angelo. From Alain Manesson Mallet's 'Description de L'Univers'.
[Ref: 40255]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Maltese mourning dress?]
[Maltese mourning dress?]
[by Vicenzo Feneck.]
Pen and wash, titled in ink. Sheet 210 x 165mm (8¼ x 6½")
A woman wearing a green dress with fine lace apron, peeking through a black hood.
[Ref: 44769]   £250.00  
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Malta Faldette.
Malta Faldette.
V Feneck.
Pen and wash, titled in ink. Sheet 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½")
A woman wearing a black faldetta (or ghonella), the hooded cloak unique to Malta and Gozo.
[Ref: 44768]   £280.00  
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[Memorial] Sacred. To the Memory of John Richardson. late seaman on board of H.M.S. Revenge. who died at the Naval Hospital Malta Dec. 30th 1836 Aged 45.
[Memorial] Sacred. To the Memory of John Richardson. late seaman on board of H.M.S. Revenge. who died at the Naval Hospital Malta Dec. 30th 1836 Aged 45. Long shall thy Memory be held most dear By Shipmates who this tribute freely give God's high reward we do not fear. Is thine ___ eternally to live./ Erected in the beautiful burying ground at Florian Island of Malta by the shipmates of this worthy Seaman.
W.I. Cole Cap.n.
[1836]
Pen and ink with watercolour, 135 x 195mm. 5¼ x 7¾". Laid on album sheet.
Watercolour of a monument to a British seaman in the burial ground at Floriana in Malta, the main Protestant cemetery on the archipelago in the early nineteenth century.
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Arbre de Consanguinité pour Faire les Preuves de Noblesse de Chevalier de Malta.
Arbre de Consanguinité pour Faire les Preuves de Noblesse de Chevalier de Malta.
[Paris, 1683.]
Coloured engraving. 155 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"), set in letterpress.
A diagram illustrating how many generations of nobility a Knight of Malta had to prove before being eligible. ('Ayeul' is 'aïeul', ancestor). From Alain Manesson Mallet's 'Description de L'Univers'.
[Ref: 40257]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Malta] A Mohammedan Family, from Salonica Baptized at Malta in 1853.
[Malta] A Mohammedan Family, from Salonica Baptized at Malta in 1853. The father and two of the sons are at present under instruction in the Malta Protestant College, the latter as Free Pupils.
from a Daguerrotype. Hullmandel & Walton, Lith.
Lithograph on india paper, printed area 170 x 100mm. Glues stains in margins.
Provenance: Bracebridge Archive. Selina Bracebridge, maiden-name Mills, was a pupil of Samuel Prout. Her husband was the Bracebridge celebrated in Washington Irving’s Bracebridge Hall. From the mid-1830s, they settled for some years in Athens. He owned large properties in Karea and Euboca, the latter of which he sold to the Noel family; and they both lived in a large house on Adrianou Street. 1850, saw the publication of Mr. Bracebridge’s 'Letter on the Affairs of Greece'. Bracebridge was Florence Nightingale’s uncle. Their time spent in Athens and the Levant is not clear; however it seems likely that they were settled in Athens from about 1835 to 1839, with frequent trips to England. Similarly, it is most likely that on their return back to the UK, they continued to own property in Greece. A painting by Selina is in the possession of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
[Ref: 3375]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Galéres de Malthe attaquantez une Sultane sur les Côtes de leur Isle.
Galéres de Malthe attaquantez une Sultane sur les Côtes de leur Isle.
J.A. Volaire Pinxit.
A Paris chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais No 10.
Coloured engraving. 295 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼"); very large margins.
A view of Maltese galleys attacking a Turkish galleon, an odd reversal of Western and Eastern ship-building styles. Painted by Pierre Jacques Volaire (1729-1802, also known as Jacques Antoine).
[Ref: 39700]   £260.00  
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Particular Draughts of some of the chief African Islands in the Mediterranean, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic Oceans.
Particular Draughts of some of the chief African Islands in the Mediterranean, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic Oceans.
By Eman. Bowen.
[London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge, 1749.]
Engraved map. 360 x 425mm (14¼ x 16¾").
Eight maps on one sheet: Malta, Gozo & Comino; Saldanha Bay, the Dutch fort at the Cape of Good Hope and Table Bay, all South Africa; Tenerife; Madeira; the Cape Verde Islands; and St Helena. Published in Emanuel Bowen's 'A Complete System of Geography'.
[Ref: 34200]   £240.00  
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[Malta] G.M. de Malte.
[Malta] G.M. de Malte.
[Paris, 1683.]
Engraving. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Very slight crease on right.
The costume of the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, published in Alain Manesson Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers', an encyclopedic work
[Ref: 34003]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Vista de Malta.
Vista de Malta.
R.el Esteve la grabo.
[Madrid: Imprenta de Villalpando, 1796.]
Scarce etching and engraving. 190 x 305mm (7½ x 12") very large margins.
A view of Malta under siege from Turkish galleys. One of five plates in José María Calderón de la Barca's 'Gloriosa defensa de Malta contra el formidable exército de Soliman II por los Caballeros de San Juan de Jerusalén', engraved by Rafael Esteve Vilella (1772-1847).
[Ref: 41888]   £320.00  
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The Pietà Church, Malta.
The Pietà Church, Malta.
[c.1820.]
Ink and wash. Sheet 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼").
A carefully-executed sketch of the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows in Pietà, titled (as above) in ink on the reverse.
Another watercolour in the same hand is on paper watermarked 1818. See Ref: 30684.
[Ref: 30683]   £680.00  
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Contadina Maltese in abito di Nozze.
Contadina Maltese in abito di Nozze.
[19th century Maltese School.]
Ink and watercolour. Image 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A fine watercolour of a Maltese woman in evening wear.
[Ref: 34905]   £320.00  
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Floriana
Floriana From Curtain Reale.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Lithograph. Sheet size: 200 x 285mm (7¾ x 11¼"). Very light spotting. Crease to upper right corner.
A view of the fortified town of Floriana, Malta, from the Porta Reale Curtain, the curtain wall linking St. John's and St. James Bastions, and where the city's main gate is located. A number of well dressed figures are seen in the foreground, with a figure in military dress standing before three cannons to the left.
[Ref: 38019]   £320.00  
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[St. Julian's Bay and Jesuit College, Malta.]
[St. Julian's Bay and Jesuit College, Malta.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet: 175 x 105mm, (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed to image.
A view over St Julian's Bay in Malta with a Jesuit college also depicted, several figures can be seen in the foreground as well as ships in the distance.
[Ref: 39493]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue a la d'Oiseau de la ville & du Port de Malte
Vue a la d'Oiseau de la ville & du Port de Malte prise du fond du Port, et dessus les hauteurs des blochers du Corradin.
Gravée par Berthault. Terminée par Lienard.
[n.c., 1781.]
Engraving. Platemark: 290 x 365mm (11¼ x 14¼").
Plate 105 of 'Voyage pittoresque ou Description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile' published in Paris between 1781 and 1786. After Louis-Martin Berthault (1770 - 1823). Thirty principal sites and buildings shown in this detailed view are identified in the key below the image. Sites include; Entrée du Grand Port, Eglise St. Jean, Isle de Lazaret, Fort de Roccazoli, Port des Anglais, Arsenal des Galeries. A battle can be seen at see in the distance.
[Ref: 39555]   £460.00  
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Malta
Malta
[Anon., c.1850]
Steel engraving printed in colour, sheet 90 x 145mm (3¾ x 5¾"). Glued to backing sheet.
The island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.
[Ref: 41648]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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An Exact Plan of the Capital City and Port of Malta with its Suburbs and Dependencies.
An Exact Plan of the Capital City and Port of Malta with its Suburbs and Dependencies. An Accurate Map of the Islands of Malta and Goza, from an Actual Survey, Performed under the Patronage of the Grand Officers of the Order.
[Engraved by R.W. Seale.]
[London: John Hinton, 1761.]
[London: John Hinton, 1761.] Trimmed to printed border, losing publication line.
Two maps on one sheet, published in the 'Universal Magazine'.
[Ref: 38775]   £260.00  
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The English Burial Ground [at Malta- ms]
The English Burial Ground [at Malta- ms]
Lith Brocktorff Str Reale 111
Sold by G. Muir Str. Reale 247 [c.1845]
Rare lithograph, sheet 130 x 195mm (5 x 7¾"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Burial ground in Floriana, Malta. In the twentieth century the cemetery was replaced by the Grand Excelsior hotel. Locally-published lithograph by the famous Maltese artist Charles Frederick de Brocktorff (1775-1850).
[Ref: 41652]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Courtyard, Malta.]
[Courtyard, Malta.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, printed area 195 x 150mm. 7¾ x 6". Slight foxing.
Courtyard view with groups of people.
[Ref: 12715]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du fort Manoel & de l'Isle du Lazareth, dans le partie du Port de Malte appellée Marse Musciette.
Vue du fort Manoel & de l'Isle du Lazareth, dans le partie du Port de Malte appellée Marse Musciette. No.3.
Desinée par Despréz. Gravé par Lienard.
Engraving. Sheet size: 205 x 295mm (8 x 11¾"). Trimmed inside plate at lower edge.
A view of Fort Manoela and Isle of Lazareth, as part of the Port of Malta, to the north west of Valletta, with figures walking in the foreground, and ships in the water beyond. The fort first saw use during the French invasion of Malta in June 1798, in the French Revolutionary Wars. An illustration to 'Voyage pittoresque ou Description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile' published in Paris between 1781 and 1786. After Louis Jean Deprez (1743 - 1804).
[Ref: 39550]   £260.00  
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Vue de l'Isle & du Port de Malte.
Vue de l'Isle & du Port de Malte. No.101.
Gravée par Berthault. terminée par Du Parc.
[n.d., c.1781.]
Engaving. Sheet size: 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Trimmed inside lower plate.
A view of the port of Valletta, Malta, with a number of vessels on the water, with Fort Manoela on the right. An illustration to 'Voyage pittoresque ou Description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile' published in Paris between 1781 and 1786. After Louis-Martin Berthault (1770 - 1823).
[Ref: 39553]   £260.00  
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C. Smyth & Son, (Established 1828.) Dealers in English & French Goods, No. 28 Strada S.n Giovanni and No. 37 Strada Zaccharia, Valetta, Malta.
C. Smyth & Son, (Established 1828.) Dealers in English & French Goods, No. 28 Strada S.n Giovanni and No. 37 Strada Zaccharia, Valetta, Malta.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Printed tradecard. Sheet size: 90 x 125mm (3½ x 4¾").
A tradecard for C. Smyth & Son, Malta.
[Ref: 39459]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Maltois.
Maltois.
[Paris, 1683.]
Coloured engraving. 155 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"), set in letterpress.
A Maltese couple, from Alain Manesson Mallet's 'Description de L'Univers'.
[Ref: 40256]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Maltese, or the Money Changer.
The Maltese, or the Money Changer. Le Maltais, ou Changeur d'argent.
London Published May 2.1814, by Mess.rs. Colnaghi & C.o.
Hand coloured aquatint with large margins. Rare. Plate: 175 x 240mm (7 x 9½"). Some slight staining.
Exterior scene depicting a man holding a stack of coins in one hand and a bag of money and notes in the other.
[Ref: 33605]   £260.00  
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Ancient Tomb. Bichon or Maltese Dog. Dress of the Maltese Women. Remains of the Cotoner.
Ancient Tomb. Bichon or Maltese Dog. Dress of the Maltese Women. Remains of the Cotoner.
Merigot Sc.
Published by I.Robinson, London May 1.1804.
Aquatint. 204 x 260mm. 8 x 10¼".
A depiction of Malta with the dog, a masonic column, and typical dress. From "Ancient and Modern Malta", Pierre Marie Louis de Boisgelin de Kerdu, 1804, 3 volumes. This plate X, No.16 from volume 1.
Abbey 194.
[Ref: 15574]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Malta] Dom Martin De Redin Grand Prieur de Navarre et Viceroy de Sicille, et Grand Maistre de Malte.
[Malta] Dom Martin De Redin Grand Prieur de Navarre et Viceroy de Sicille, et Grand Maistre de Malte.
[n.d. c.1657].
Engraving. 185 x 230mm. Slight staining in upper part of image. Minor creasing to left side of paper.
Martino de Redin y Cruz, Grandmaster of The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (1657 - 1660). During his office the island benefited greatly. He formed a regular Maltese corps of 4,000 musketeers, built a number of forts, and garrisoned them with Maltese gunners paid by him. Because of his personal connections with Sicily, as its former viceroy, he managed to obtain food for Malta from that country and improve the miserable conditions for the islanders.
Collection of the Royal House of Savoy and Italy.
[Ref: 280]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Theatre Royal Malta. Saturday 13th May 1848. For the total benefit of the Basso Generico Salvatore Vinco. The First, Second, and Fourth Acts of the Leonora.
Theatre Royal Malta. Saturday 13th May 1848. For the total benefit of the Basso Generico Salvatore Vinco. The First, Second, and Fourth Acts of the Leonora. After the first act, the following pieces will be performed: Fantasia on the Clarionett, by the Amateur Mr. Philip Galea, who has kindly offered his services. Air from the Prigioni d'Edimburgo-(Fuoco e sciabla, Bu) - by Mr. Del Riccio. Duet in the Borgomastro di Sardaam, in the Maltese language by Miss Servoli and S. Vinco. Indulgent Public, Noble Garrison and Royal Navy,-Mr. Vinco having seen with what love and zeal, you so kindly and nobly came forward to patrionise his fellow Actors;-humbly trusts, that you will, also, as kindly extend your favors to him;-the more so, as he has the good fortune to be a native of this free and happy soil. To begin at half past eight o'clock.
Letterpress, scarce. 253 x 178mm. 10 x 7".
A theatre bill for an 1848 benefit performance in Malta of the opera 'Leonora' or "Léonore ou L’Amour conjugal" by the Italian composer Ferdinando Paer. This piece was well known at the time and is based on the same source as "Fidelio" by Beethoven, who is said to have owned a score of the Paer opera. It was first performed at the Kleines Kurfürstliches Theater, Dresden in 1804.
[Ref: 18361]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Theatre Royal Malta. Thursday 4th May 1848. For the Total Benefit of the Seconda Donna Ermelinda Jacobacci. The First and Second Acts of Robert Devereux.
Theatre Royal Malta. Thursday 4th May 1848. For the Total Benefit of the Seconda Donna Ermelinda Jacobacci. The First and Second Acts of Robert Devereux. After the first act, the following pieces will be performed: A Duete from Vestale, sung by Misses Servoli and Jacobacci. A Duet from Lucia, sung by Messrs; Coletti and Bianchi. A Duet from Elena da Feltre, sung by Mr. Del Riccio and Miss Jacobacci. Generous Public, Garrison and Navy, the humble actress in offering the above entertainment, trusts solely in your goodness, feeling convinced that she will be honoured and assisted, for which she makes bold to return her anticipated acknowledgements. To begin at hald past eight o'clock.
Scarce Letterpress. 306 x 235mm. 12 x 9¼".
A theatre bill for Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera 'Robert Devereux'. The performance is for the benefit of Ermelinda Jacobacci, whose debut was at the Teatro Ducale in Parma in 1844. See ref: 18361 for a similar handbill.
[Ref: 18358]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Valetta, from the Quarantine Harbour. Malta.
Valetta, from the Quarantine Harbour. Malta. Valetta,-dal Porto di Quarantina, Malta.
L.t Allen, Rl. Engineers. W. Wallis.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. [n.d. c.1841.]
Steel engraving. Sheet: 280 x 190mm, (11 x 7½"). Tears in lower edge.
A view a of ports of Valetta with Fort Saint Elmo on the shoreline.
[Ref: 39798]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Harbours and Fortifications of Valetta in the Island of Malta by Captain W. H. Smyth...
Plan of the Harbours and Fortifications of Valetta in the Island of Malta by Captain W. H. Smyth...
London Published according to the Act of Parliament at the Hydrographical Office Admiralty 19.th. July 1823.
Engraved map. Watermark 'J. Whatman, Turkey Mill 1822'; Sheet: 490 x 645mm (19¼ x 25½). Torn, with damaged margins. Damaged.
A map of the harbour with a detailed plan of the city and fortifications of Malta. Smyth was stationed in Sicily following the end of the Napoleonic War from which he mapped the coast of the Mediterranan. His 32 charts formed the core of the Admiralty's hydrography until the end of the 18th century.
[Ref: 40953]   £390.00  
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Her Majesty The Queen Dowager Adelaide.
Her Majesty The Queen Dowager Adelaide. Entering Malta Harbour on Board H.M.S. Hastings 30th Nov.ber 1838.
Drawn and Lith.d by C. von Brocktorff. Malta.
[n.d., c.1838.]
Very scarce hand coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 365 x 520mm (14¼ x 20½"). Central vertical crease. Taped to mount.
A scene at Valletta Harbour, Malta, depicting Queen Adelaide on board H.M.S Hastings, greeted by crowds of joyful supporters both in boats and on the waters edge. The fortifications of the city can bee seen in the background. A year after her husband William III's death, Queen Adelaide cruised the Mediterranean and visited Malta, where she was received enthusiastically. Apparently there was no Anglican church at Malta, and she was ultimately responsible for founding and endowing the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul at Valetta, Malta (she laid the foundation stone in 1839).
[Ref: 38030]   £620.00  
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Valetta, _Malta.
Valetta, _Malta.
T.C. Dibdin. Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs Js. Tingle.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
Steel engraving, sheet 220 x 290mm. 8¾ x 11½".
A view of Valetta on the island of Malta, from the approach to the harbour.
[Ref: 26332]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Towing into Grand Harbour, Valetta.]
[Towing into Grand Harbour, Valetta.]
William L. Wyllie [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching, signed in pencil. Plate 165 x 381mm. 6½ x 15".
A steam tug towing a tall-ship into the Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta. William L. Wyllie (1851-1931) was born on July 5th 1851, in London. He attended Heatherley’s art school until the age of fifteen, leaving to study at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Turner Medal at the age of eighteen. In the early 1870’s Wyllie became an illustrator for the Graphic and also held several exhibitions at the galleries of the Fine Art Society. In 1889 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, where he exhibited his work in 1901. Wyllie spent much of his time at sea working for the White Star Shipping Line. He also served in the Royal Navy during WWI, painting seascapes and coastal landscapes. His etchings and watercolours showing working life on the Thames and the Medway brought him widespread popularity. Later in his life he played an important role in the restoration of the Victory. Wyllie died on the 6th April 1931 in Hampstead, and scouts from the 1st Portchester Sea Scout Troop, which he had founded, rowed his coffin across Portsmouth Harbour for his burial at Portchester Castle.
[Ref: 26596]   £850.00  
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