This is one of the most sought after etching & drypoints by the celebrated marine artist, William Lionel Wyllie.
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.
This is fine etching shows an image of HMS Victory in the dockyard at Portsmouth.
Dimensions. Image size is 34 x 24.5 cm
It is NOT a reproduction but an original pencil signed drypoint and etching.
As you can see from my images - it is really a most fantastic impression with beautiful dark tones and rich velvety burr to the drypoint. The details are just exquisite and it is certainly an impression of museum quality.
It is in very good condition. The only issue is one tiny little spot below the signal flags on the mast - but otherwise nice and clean and without blemish. The last image on my listing shows in extreme close up the little spot in the sky area as mentioned.
Please feel free to ask me any further questions, and more images can be provided on request for serious interest.
It is currently unframed but will be sent to you with a new mount and simple black / or pale oak frame - ready to hang on your wall. Please allow a few days to your order for the framing of the etching.
Postage quoted here is for UK Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery so your print is insured in transit to you.