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A sail trader under tow by a steam tug. Probably the Lower Thames, a favourite inspiration for Wyllie.

William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931), was a major maritime artist in Britain. He is represented in all major galleries. A prolific etcher of shipping and working tugboats, especially on the Thames, his distinctive dry-point style is extremely recognisable.

Dry-point etching.

220 x 377 mm. (Plate-line).


Signed in pencil bottom left margin.


undated but c1920.


William L. Wyllie. [Sail trader under tow]. c.1920.

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