HMS "Furious" June the 19th 1916.
Chromolithograph, signed in pencil. Image area 419 x 380mm. 16½ x 15". Sheet area 665 x 558mm. 26¼ x 22".
HMS Furious was laid down in 1915 at Armstrong Whitworth's Low Walker shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was launched on 18 August 1916. She was a modified Courageous-class battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. After Lt. Col. Harold Wyllie OBE, RSMA (1880-1975), the marine painter. He fought in South Africa during the Boer War and served in the Royal Flying Corps in France as a pilot in WW2. He was awared OBE in 1919, and was granted rank of Lieut-Colonel on retirement in 1920. As an artist he studied under his father W.L. Wyllie and Frank Short. In 1934 he was appointed Hon. Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron, and in 1958 he became View President of the Society of Marine Artists.
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