Signed Etching by W.L. Wyllie RA (1851-1931) - Naval shipping at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour
original etching with drypoint, signed in pencil
Framed & glazed in our studio using conservation materials
Dimensions of plate mark: 8.7 x 33.5 cm
Overall dimensions including frame: 35.7 x 58.7 cm
Depicting Fort Blockhouse (HMS Dolphin) on the extreme left and the Semaphore Tower and Round Tower on the right of the image, with the discernible ships depicted from left to right: Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert, HMS Victory, Majestic-class battleship HMS Prince George toward the foreground, and Canopus-class battleship HMS Vengeance.
The scene may have been recorded at the outbreak of World War One when both pre-dreadnought battleships Prince George and Vengeance briefly served together in the 7th Battle Squadron of the Channel Fleet.