Fine oil painting by W.L. Wyllie of shipping on the Medway
William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
Steam and Sail on the Medway
Oil on canvas, signed, framed
Overall dimensions including frame: 42.7 x 68.9 cm (18 3/4 x 27 inches)
A superb oil painting, probably executed whilst living and working from his home Hoo Lodge on the Medway in Kent. From here Wyllie saw battleships from Chatham and Sheerness, ocean liners from Tilbury and Surrey Docks, freighters and coasters of all shapes and sizes and most of all the tan sails of Thames barges with which he so often filled his pictures.