A signed etching by William Lionel Wyllie depicting the last journey of HMS Victory when she was moved in to dry dock in Portsmouth Dockyard in 1922
A signed etching by W.L. Wyllie depicting HMS Victory as she was moved in to dry dock in Portsmouth Harbour in 1922

Etching by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) - Victory's Last Journey

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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.