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

Early Morning on the High Seas
1879-1967, American

This remarkable oil on canvas was painted by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith, c. 1930. The canvas measures 30 x 36 inches, and is signed in the lower right corner, in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C. Tarbell, then at the Art Students League of New York.

Print

The River Wey Near  Ripley
20th. C., British

Etching, drypoint, image size 8 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, pencil signed l.r. "Alfred Barnes", dry stamped l.l., titled in the plate "The River Wey near Ripley".

Drawing

Christmas Card 1948
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1948, image size 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches.