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Medway Barge Race 1927

Medway Barge Race 1927, William Lionel Wyllie

William Lionel Wyllie, RA RBA RI RE (1851-1931)

Watercolour

Signed, inscribed verso

Dated : 1927

Image Dimensions : 6" x 13" (15.2cm x 33cm)

Price : £2,200

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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.

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