Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923)
Old Portsmouth and the Harbour from Gosport, c.1915
watercolour with touches of bodycolour, signed
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 44.8 x 57 cm
An extremely interesting painting depicting the busy harbour during the early 20th century. HMS St Vincent lies off the mouth of Haslar Creek. The chain ferry (floating bridge) approaches the Gosport landing stage.
Born in London on 18th February 1853, Charles William Wyllie was the younger brother of William Lionel Wyllie. He first had a picture hung in the Royal Academy in 1872 when just 13 years old. Wyllie trained at Leigh’s School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools, his subjects being mainly coastal and harbour scenes.