Fabulous Antique Etching ‘Erith Reach’ by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)


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Fabulous Antique Etching ‘Erith Reach’ by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)

Erith Reach where Thames Smooth Waters Glide. It lies between Rainham Creek and The Coldharbour Point, where the river takes a turn into Erith Rands

Signed in pencil by the artist lower left

W.L.Wyllie was an artist in oil, watercolour, etching and aquatint of marine and tidal Thames subjects. W.L.Wyllie was born in London on 5th July 1851, son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of Charles Wyllie. W.L.Wyllie studied art at the Heatherleys in 1865, and at the Royal Academy Schools between 1866-69, winning the Turner Medal 1869. W.L.Wyllie was the father of Harold Wyllie. W.L.Wyllie lived in Portsmouth for many years from 1907 and died in London on 6th April 1931. Acknowledged as one of the leading marine artists at the turn of the century. Marine painter to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde. Work in the National Maritime Museum.

Mounted in a gilt frame which measures approx 43 x 34cm

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