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Emigrants, New York

PAF2012
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
User collections Re┬ĚThink Migration by marre986
Watercolours by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) by RogerQuarm
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID PAF2012
Description Invited by Sir Thomas Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line, Wyllie, his wife and son, Harold, sailed from Liverpool to New York on board the liner 'Majestic' on her maiden voyage in April 1890. This is one of a set of drawings Wyllie produced for reproduction in the 'Graphic' newspaper. The 'Graphic' was founded in December 1869 by William Luson Thomas, a wood engraver who believed that illustrations had the power to influence public opinion on political issues. Among the other artists employed to produce illustrations for the newspaper were Luke Fildes, Hubert von Herkomer, John Millais and Frank Holl.
Date made 1890

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials graphite; wash; white heightening
Measurements Mount: 406 mm x 560 mm;Primary support: 252 mm x 356 mm; Secondary support: 366 mm x 499 mm
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  • Emigrants, New York (PAF2012)
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