In the catalogue that accompanied Wyllie's 1892 exhibition at the Fine Art Society, 'Holiday Drawings in France and Italy', Mrs Wyllie described the scene shown in this watercolour of bathers on the beach at Berck-sur-Mer: 'M.M. les baigneurs in stripes…
- RogerQuarm's collections
- Watercolours by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)
Watercolours by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)
In 1931 Sir James Caird purchased for the NMM a large collection of over 7,000 drawings and watercolours from the artist’s studio. These illustrate all aspects of Wyllie’s artistic output during his long working career, approximately 1868-1931. The selected watercolours demonstrate Wyllie’s outstanding skills as a watercolour artist, and some of the subjects which particularly interested him including the industrial Thames and travel. His work as an illustrator is also represented.