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William Lionel Wyllie
1851-1931, British

Departure of the Fishing Boats
1851-1931, British

This is a remarkable original etching by William Lionel Wyllie, image size 9 1/4 x 14 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker in early 20th century London. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, then at the age of 15 began his studies at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.


On the Clyde
1851-1931, British

Etching, image size 6 3/8 x 14 3/4 inches, pencil signed


St. Paul's on the Thames, London
1851-1931, British

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, 1924, pencil signed. Provenance: Walker's Galleries, London. Wyllie spent a great deal of time on and around the port and waterways of London. It is this intimate knowledge that allowed him to produce such lively and detailed marine scenes.

Painting

Setting Sail, Early Morning
1850-1921, American

Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 1881, signed and dated, in a period gilt frame. As a young man, Johnson was a sailor and one of only twelve survivors aboard a ship that caught fire and sank of the coast of South Africa. He returned to his native Boston, Massachusetts, and studied art with marine painter William E. Norton. Johnson went on to become very well known for his nautical and marine paintings in the later part of the 19th century.

Print

Cupid With Bow
1863-1942, American

Etching, image size 9 x 12 inches, pub. Klackner, 1886. Remarque of arrow through a heart. Pencil signed. Spiegle's well known images feature animals and genre scenes in an illustrative manner.

Drawing

Old Maple
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of an old maple tree by the Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches on a sheet of medium weight drawing paper. "Ask ?" is written on the l.l. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.