This is a lovely atmospheric etching of the south bank end of the famous Tower Bridge in London. It is a more unusual view taken from the Thames - and it ignores the two large Gothic central turreted towers and looks towards the smaller and more squat southern one on the South Bank at the Vault.
It is a fine work and looks across the river and focuses on all the little tugs and boats sailing up the Thames from the Pool of London. With all the activity and working crafts on the river - the scene must date to the early 20th century. Indeed, it dates to before the appearance of the motor car - as you can just make out all the little horse and carriages crossing over the bridge.
It is a fine pencil-signed antique etching. It is entitled by the artist in the lower left-hand margin: The Tower Bridge, London, and signed to the right: WR Wyllie.
PLEASE NOTE so that there is no confusion - the artist may have the second name of Wyllie - but it is not his more famous namesake William Lionel Wyllie, who is much sought after for similar London naval-related works - and also did some similar views of the Bridge.
It remains a very rare and most attractive etching - which is beautifully drawn and has lots of drypoint additions to create a smoky or grizzly day on the River. The artist takes great delight in depicting all the details of this magnificent bridge and riverside activities.
The etching has recently been professionally re-mounted in an archival quality mount and with a new black wooden frame for re-sale. It is nice and clean with no condition issues - and is all ready for you just to hang on your wall.
Dimensions: Frame Size 40 x 40 cm and the image size is 21.5 x 24.5 cm
It is certainly a great decorative work for your flat in one of the wharf apartments. You won't find another one and think that this is probably now a unique impression. This is all reflected in my asking price.
POSTAGE IN THE UK ONLY. I will be posting with Parcelforce48 so that I can pack it in a nice, large box for you - and have it insured in transit.