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Becton Gasworks

Fine art

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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 PAF2100
Description The jetty of Becton Gasworks was much drawn and painted by Wyllie and was the subject of a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1881. In 'London to the Nore' Mrs Wyllie describes the gasworks: 'This great jetty, the cast-iron pillars of which remind one of Karnak or Baalbec, is the landing-place of coal for Becton Gasworks The hydraulic cranes load the railway trucks directly from the holds of the colliers; and the trains run direct into the retort-houses where the grimy toilers are ever feeding the furnaces, which seem to strech for mile in the smoke and coal-dust.' M.A. and W.L. Wyllie, ‘London to the Nore’ (London: A & C Black, 1905)
Date made circa 1890

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials watercolour; graphite
Measurements Mount: 14 in x 20 in
  • Becton Gasworks (PAF2100)
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