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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 PAF2141
Description During the 1890s the Dowdeswell Galleries, London, held several exhibitions of Wyllie's watercolours. In 1896 over a hundred coastal subjects were exhibited in “'Salt-Water Studies', of 'Sunshine, Storms, and Calms'”, and this atmospheric watercolour may have been among them. The reviewer of the 'Athenæum' literary magazine commented that: 'In these the painter has, with incomparable skill, given us the sea in all her moods... the gradations and the atmosphere lack neither subtlety nor tenderness; and it is a supreme charm of Mr Wyllie's art that harmonies of tone, colour, and light dominate his most splendidly and sumptuously coloured drawings...' ‘Athenæum’, No. 3573, April 18, 1896.
Date made circa 1890s

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 270 x 424 mm; Mount: 481 mm x 633 mm
  • 'Margate' (PAF2141)
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