Medway Barge Race 1927
William Lionel Wyllie, RA RBA RI RE (1851-1931)
Signed, inscribed verso
Dated : 1927
Image Dimensions : 6" x 13" (15.2cm x 33cm)
Price : £2,200
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.