William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
HMS Victory in Dry Dock, Portsmouth Dockyard
etching, signed in pencil
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame 60 x 48.6 cm
Wyllie was a leading supporter of the campaign to save and restore Victory and the great ship was finally placed into dry-dock in 1922, having floated in Portsmouth Harbour for much of the preceding century in a steadily worsening state of repair.
She underwent extensive restoration in the following years and and is depicted here being prepared for the official opening by King George V in July 1928, a ceremony attended by both W.L. Wyllie and his son Harold.
We only sell original etchings by Wyllie, each bearing his actual pencil signature in the lower margin. Framed in our own studio using acid-free conservations materials.