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HMS 'Renown' or 'Repulse' seen in distant silhouette, with a plume of funnel smoke rising

PAD9995
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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID PAD9995
Description A silhouette of the battlecruiser 'Renown' (1916) or 'Repulse' (1916) in 1916-1917 before the funnel searchlight platforms were modified. There are a substantial number of inaccuracies including shape of bow and details of the bridge structure, but no other ships had this general look and Wyllie purpose in this loose, liquid wash drawing is one of 'Turnerian' effect, above all the almost volcanic plume of smoke rising and drifting left in calm air.
Date made 1916-1917

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials wash, grey
Measurements 247 mm x 307 mm
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  • HMS 'Renown' or 'Repulse' seen in distant silhouette, with a plume of funnel smoke rising (PAD9995)
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