Etching by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) - Victory's Last Journey
Original etching, signed in pencil
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 46.9 x 54.7 cm
This particularly atmospheric image depicts Nelson's flagship HMS Victory about to enter No 2 Dock at Portsmouth Dockyard on 12 January 1922, her final resting place. Wyllie was a leading supporter of the national 'Save the Victory Fund' appeal, formed to restore and preserve her in her Trafalgar condition.