A Medway Stumpy
William Lionel Wyllie, RA RBA RI RE (1851-1931)
Signed & inscribed
Image Dimensions : 10½" x 16½" (26.7cm x 41.9cm)
Price : £2,950
William Lionel Wyllie Biography
Wyllie was born on 5 July 1851 at 67 Albany Street, Camden, London, the elder son of William Morrison Wyllie (1820–1895), a prosperous minor-genre painter living in London and Wimereux, France. by his wife Katherine Benham (1813–1872), a singer. Before marrying W M Wyllie she had had three children by Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford. One of these, Wyllie's half-brother Lionel Percy Smythe, also made a name for himself as an artist.