Eel Boats Near Tower Bridge
William Lionel Wyllie RA, RBA, RI, RE.
SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST
Plate size 20 x 25 cms
Frame size 43 x 46.5 cms
This is one of Wyllie’s most interesting and beautiful etchings. It gives a fine sense of that period when the Thames was the busy centre of global trade.
William Wyllie is a highly collected marine artist famous for oils, watercolours and etchings. The most distinguished member of a family of marine artists, son of William Morison Wyllie and brother of Charles William Wyllie.
He studied at Heatherleys and RA schools where he won the Turner Gold Medal in 1869.
He exhibited at the RA from 1868 as well as: Sussex Street, New Watercolour Society and the Grosvenor Gallery.
He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1889 and a full Royal Academician in 1907
His work is held at the Tate, Bristol and Liverpool Galleries.
Exhibited widely eg:
Royal Society of Painter-Etcher and Engravers,
Royal Society of British Artists,
Fine Art Society,
Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters,
Leicester Gallery London,
Agnews and Sons and many more.
This print is in good condition
and has been newly mounted and