[The Embankment looking towards Westminster.]
Drypoint, 150 x 200mm. Cracked on left plate impress.
William L. Wyllie [1851-1931] Born 5th July 1851, in London. The British marine artist William Lionel Wyllie was the son of 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. He held several exhibitions at galleries of the Fine Art Society and elsewhere. In 1889 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and exhibited his work their in 1901. Wyllie spent much of his time at sea working for the White Star Shipping Line, and serving in the Royal Navy during WWI. painting seascapes and coastal landscapes. It was his etchings and watercolours showing working life on the Thames and the Medway that 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.
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