The wishlist name can't be left blank

William Wyllie

William Lionel Wyllie (often simplyW L Wyllie) was a leading British marine artist who worked with oils and watercolours dry points and etchings. He studied at Heatherleys and the Royal Academy schools where he won the Turner Gold Medal in 1869. Wyllie was a prolific exhibitor he exhibited over 200 works at the Royal Academy from 1868 and was elected RA in 1907. From 1906 when he moved to Portsmouth he became closely associated with the Royal Navy and he lived at Tower House at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour until his death in 1931. A collection of his work may be seen at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Wyllie joined the campaign for the restoration of HMSVictory in the early 1920s with his pictures helping to raise funds and keep the Victory in peoples minds. Once the restoration was well under way the building of a museum to further the publics knowledge of the ship and its history was undertaken. Partly to raise the money towards its construction and partly to satisfy a deep personal wish Wyllie proposed to paint a panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar. On 29th July 1930 Wyllies painting was finally unveiled by King George V at the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard close to HMS Victory. At 42 feet by 12 feet (13 metres x 4 metres) it is perhaps the largest representation of the Battle in existence and depicts the Battle at its height at 2.00 pm when the two fleets are fully engaged. The panorama can still be seen today in its original position but now as part of the displays of the Royal Naval Museum.

Filter By

Category
  • Stuart Surridge & Co Ltd 1 item
  • John Hassall 6 items
  • Cecil Aldin 26 items
  • Charles Whymper 1 item
  • Heywood Hardy 3 items
  • Charles Snaffles, Johnson Payne 8 items
  • Hardy Bros. 26 items
  • Asprey 2 items
  • Sophie Thompson 3 items
  • Triumph 6 items
  • Lionel Edwards 4 items
  • George Bussey 5 items
  • James Hutchings 1 item
  • Ralph and Albert Slazenger 8 items
  • Eduard Klablena 1 item
  • Edmund G. Fuller 1 item
  • William Gilbert Grace 1 item
  • W.J Cummings 2 items
  • Walter Hagen 1 item
  • James Gourlay 2 items
  • Vanity Fair 12 items
  • John Hill & Company 2 items
  • José Dunach 2 items
  • Army & Navy 6 items
  • Kohler & Son, 1 item
  • John R. Barclay 4 items
  • Fortnum & Mason 2 items
  • Spencer, Heath & George Ltd., 1 item
  • Henry Malings 2 items
  • Charles Farlow 10 items
  • Malloch of Perth 4 items
  • John Jaques 6 items
  • Doherty 1 item
  • Robert Forgan 4 items
  • Arthur Weaver 19 items
  • Tom Stewart 3 items
  • Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples Bt. 3 items
  • Michael Lyne 2 items
  • Walter Dendy Sadler 5 items
  • Dr Edwin Pryce-Tannatt 3 items
  • B.S.A 6 items
  • Josef Schneider 1 item
  • Carlo Pellegrini 1 item
  • Alfred Charles Havell 2 items
  • Herbert Thomas Dicksee 16 items
  • Ben Sayers 2 items
  • Len Hutton 1 item
  • Jack Hobbs 2 items
  • Burroughes and Watts 3 items
  • William Gibson 6 items
  • Harry Vardon 3 items
  • Heeley & Sons 1 item
  • James Dixon & Sons 8 items
  • Halley\'s 1 item
  • Michael Brown 6 items
  • Nevison Arthur Loraine 2 items
  • Libero Prosperi 1 item
  • John Wisden 1 item
  • Gunn & Moore 5 items
  • Taylor Tunnicliff & Company 1 item
  • Douglas Adams 4 items
  • Thornhill & Co. 1 item
  • Royal Doulton 18 items
  • Hugh Percy Heard 2 items
  • Don Bradman 5 items
  • Warsop 1 item
  • Gray-Nicolls 5 items
  • Beken of Cowes 2 items
  • Archibald Thorburn 5 items
  • Charles Crombie 2 items
  • Robert Wells 1 item
  • F.H. Ayres 7 items
  • Rowland Ward 4 items
  • Herbert Johnson 4 items
  • Bobby Jones 2 items
  • Albert Clark 1 item
  • Charlie Hunter 2 items
  • James Anderson 1 item
  • D & W Auchterlonie 2 items
  • J.H. Taylor 2 items
  • Spalding 2 items
  • James, Hope Stewart 1 item
  • Abe Mitchell 1 item
  • West & Son 1 item
  • William Mills 2 items
  • Henry Wilkinson 3 items
  • Thomas Padmore 1 item
  • Orme & Sons 1 item
  • Cooper 3 items
  • Lemuel Abbott 2 items
  • Harry Rountree 1 item
  • Chevallier Tayler 1 item
  • Charles Lees 1 item
  • Tom Morris 1 item
  • James Proudfoot 1 item
  • Bernard Darwin 2 items
  • Dunlop 2 items
  • George Nicoll 1 item
  • Riley 3 items
  • William Wyllie 1 item
  • Shell 2 items
  • Samuel Waller 1 item
  • Peter Spicer 2 items
  • William Sykes 1 item