William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931)
An Early Submarine entering Portsmouth Harbour
etching, signed in pencil
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 31.9 x 53.4 cm
A very interesting pre WW1 etching depicting an early submarine being escorted into Portsmouth Harbour. To the left of Henry VIII’s historic Round Tower stands Tower House. The Wyllies moved here in 1906 from their home at Hoo Lodge on the Medway, and were to live and work there until William’s death in 1931. The tower itself was added by the Wyllies in 1918 and was inspired by a church spire visible from the Swiss hotel in which they were honeymooning in 1879. Towards the left of the picture stands the Romanesque Portsmouth Cathedral, dating from the 12th century.
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 conservation materials.