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'Christmas Day 1916'; yachts leaving Portsmouth Harbour

PAF1012
Prints, drawings and watercolours

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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
User collections Christmas by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Christmas collections by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID PAF1012
Description Signed and inscribed, as title, by the artist, lower right. This view looks directly across the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour to Fort Blockhouse and the Haslar Wall, with sailing boats leaving and heading west into the Solent. It was probably drawn from Tower House, Wyllie's home in old Portsmouth or somewhere else close above the Sallyport, as a record of this peaceful, bright Christmas morning in wartime.
Date made 25 December 1916

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials watercolour
Measurements 225 mm x 433 mm
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  • 'Christmas Day 1916'; yachts leaving Portsmouth Harbour (PAF1012)
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