Charles William Wyllie 1853–1923 ROI
Fishing fleet on the Medway, Setting Sail
oil on canvas
46 x 81 cm 18 1/8 x 31 7/8 ins
Like his elder brother, William Lionel, Charles Wyllie was fascinated by the industrial tidal Thames and possibly painted this study of fishing smacks on the Medway from of the banks opposite Hoo House, his brother's family home at Rochester.
A talented painter of maritime scenes and their specific atmospheres, Charles Wyllie's considerable success remained second to that of his brother. However, he exhibited regularly in London, particularly at Suffolk Street and at the Royal Academy, an was elected member of the Society of British Artists and the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours. He also exhibited his work in Expositions Universelles in Paris, winning awards in 1889 and 1900.
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