William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
Victory's Last Journey
etching, signed in pencil
Double-mounted, contained in a black wooden frame
Overall dimensions including frame: 42.2 x 50.6 cm
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.
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.