The Collections

Watercolours by William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)

Created: 06.07.11

In 1931 Sir James Caird purchased for the NMM a large collection of over 7,000 drawings and watercolours from the artist’s studio. These illustrate all aspects of Wyllie’s artistic output during his long working career, approximately 1868-1931. The selected watercolours demonstrate Wyllie’s outstanding skills as a watercolour artist, and some of the subjects which particularly interested him including the industrial Thames and travel. His work as an illustrator is also represented.


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