William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
Victory's Last Journey
This particularly atmospheric image depicts Nelson's flagship HMS Victory about to enter No 2 Dock at Portsmouth Harbour on 12 January 1922, her final resting place and where she can still be seen today. Wyllie was a leading supporter of the national appeal to save HMS Victory from rotting away beyond repair as she ha floated in Portsmouth Harbour for the best part of a century.
etching, signed in pencil
Overall size including frame: 46.9 x 54.7 cm
We only sell original etchings by Wyllie, each bearing his pencil signature to the lower margin. Framed in our studio using acid-free conservation materials in the classic style in which Wyllie's etchings were originally presented in the 1920s.