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Westminster Hospital by William Wyllie
\nThis is a Ltd Ed Fine Art print from an original drypoint etching by William Wyllie.
\nThe image size is 28cm x 21.5cm. The print is mounted using acid free materials, the overall mount size is 45cm x 40cm.
\nFundraising for the sick.
\nShortly after 1900 Westminster Hospital’s expenditure was outrunning its income and so they arranged a number of fundraising events. W L Wyllie, always up for a bit of fun, especially when it came to dressing up, agreed to take a stall to try and raise money by dressing like a poor street artist. During the three day event he painted seven seascapes on Canvases resembling paving slabs, raising nearly £200 (over £23,000 in today’s money) from the sale of the paintings and money raised from passers-by. Later he also produced this beautiful etching of the hospital, which sees both Big Ben and The Palace of Westminster in the background. 

Westminster Hospital