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Loch Fyne Herring Skiffs at Tarbert

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

Object details:

Object ID PAF1977
Description This watercolour study was reproduced as plate no. 17 in Wyllie's 'Marine Painting in Water-Colour' published in 1901. The accompanying text points out that: 'There is a good deal of careful drawing necessary to get this subject right, and it should be done before any painting is attempted. The sketch is just as it was made on the spot; the little group in the centre was unfinished, and it has been thought better to reproduce it just as it was left, without any after touching.' Tarbert is a fishing village on Loch Fyne situated on the eastern coast of the Mull of Kintyre. In 1889 the Wyllies cruised the west coast of Scotland in their new yacht the 'Grey Mare', which had been built at Rosneath on the Clyde. W.L. Wyllie, ‘Marine Painting in Water-Colour’ (London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1901)
Date made

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 255 x 355 mm
  • Loch Fyne Herring Skiffs at Tarbert (PAF1977)
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