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Wyllie was born in London in 1851 and became famous and successful through painting maritime scenes in both oil and watercolour, many of which he published as editions of etchings. Wyllie himself created the etchings from his own pictures.

His name spread, along with that of Charles Dixon, when he worked as an illustrator in the late Victorian era for the popular illustrated tabloids, The Graphic and the Illustrated London News.

Wyllie lived in Portsmouth for many years in the early 20th Century in the iconic Tower House, washed by the waters of the very entrance to Portsmouth Harbour.

A notable Wyllie artwork is a picture ("Come to Southsea and Board the Old Ship") showing public access to Britain's iconic 18th-century warship, HMS Victory, on which Admiral Lord Nelson died while leading the great 1805 defeat at Trafalgar of Napoleon's ambitions to invade Britain.

Wyllie was a prime mover in the public campaign to get HMS Victory moved from lying idly out in the waters of Portsmouth Harbour on the English south coast to her current position in dry dock as a visitor attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, just a few yards from where current RN aircraft carriers and other warships come and go. She is now one of Britain's favourite tourist attractions and is only a few yards from the remains of Tudor Warship Mary Rose.

HMS Victory remains a serving warship in the Royal Navy and is the flagship of Britain's Second Sea Lord.

Cowes Roads

Cowes Roads


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000194

Classic superyachts on Regatta day
Format: 320 x 150mm
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J Class in Loch Long, Scotland

J Class in Loch Long, Scotland


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000196

During Clyde Week
Format: 406 x 152 mm
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Holy Island

Holy Island


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000195

Classic Yacht beating to windward along the shore
Format: 220 x 150mm
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Big Class Yachts Racing in Plymouth Sound

Big Class Yachts Racing in Plymouth Sound


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000193

Classic superyachts on a damp and misty day
Format: 400 x 270 mm
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A Hard Beat Home

A Hard Beat Home


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000192

'J' class yachts stuggling upwind
Format: 355 x 150 mm
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Yacht Racing in Gravesend Reach

Yacht Racing in Gravesend Reach


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000198

A set of vignettes
Format: 354 x 254 mm
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The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes

The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes


William Lionel Wyllie

Ref: PRI000197

With the Medina full of yachts
Format: 376 x 120 mm
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Yachting Off Spitbank Fort

Yachting Off Spitbank Fort


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Ref: PRI000199

A yacht race
Format: 250 x 175mm
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