William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Dardanelles
Etching, signed in pencil
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 40.5 x 46.8 cm
HMS Queen Elizabeth was the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth class of dreadnought battleships. She was built at Portsmouth and launched in October 1913, entering service in January 1915. While still undergoing trials, she was sent to the Dardanelles to bolster the naval forces taking part as part of the campaign to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the First World War.
She later became the flagship of the Grand Fleet in the later years of the war, and was also the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet from 1919 to 1924. She served mostly in the Mediterranean during the 1930s and World War Two, being scrapped in 1948.
We only sell original etchings by Wyllie, each bearing his actual pencil signature in the lower margin. Framed and glazed in our studio using acid-free conservation materials.