Signed Etching by W.L. Wyllie RA (1851-1931) - Sea Scouts at Old Portsmouth
etching with drypoint, signed in pencil
Framed & glazed in our studio using conservation materials
Plate dimensions: 14.7 x 24.8 cm
Overall dimensions including frame: 38.2 x 47.2 cm
Wyllie took a personal interest in the sea scouts having established the first troop in Portsmouth in 1907. This view, taken from the shore below Wyllie's home and studio at Tower House, depicts a group of scouts about to row to HMS Victory in order to make their "promise".