This is another sought-after etching & drypoint by the celebrated marine artist, William Lionel Wyllie. It is one of three original prints relating to HMS Victory - which I have for sale in my shop.
The fine etching is entitled: HMS Victory Firing The Salute in Portsmouth Harbour. It dates to around 1900. It is a harder to find work by Wyllie - and this is reflected in my asking price.
Wyllie was born in London in 1851. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools (1866-69), where he won the Turner Medal in his final year. He worked as a marine illustrator for the Graphic between 1870 and 1890.
Wyllie was Marine Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and did much work, including posters, for the Orient Company, the White Star Line and the Union-Castle Line.
Between 1924 and 1930 he worked on a fabulous panoramic oil painting depicting the Battle of Trafalgar for the Victory Museum, Portsmouth.
It is NOT a reproduction but an original pencil signed drypoint and etching.
As you can see from all my images - it is really a fine clean impression. The details are just exquisite and it is certainly an impression of museum quality.
It is in very good condition with no foxing or marks to the sheet. It will be sent to you framed in its original frame, as photographed.
Dimensions: Frame size is 51 x 67.5 cm. The image size is 21.5 x 48.5 cm.
Unpacked the framed etching is 2.7 kg