Wyllie at White Dog Gallery
White Dog Gallery prides itself on fast becoming one of the leading galleries, able to offer a variety of work by the world renowned Maritime artist W L Wyllie (1851 – 1931). We lead our customers into the world of Wyllie in our gallery through our extensive collection of artwork, family photographs and other rare memorabilia, even sketches from his art school period.
The artwork offered for sale consists of original etchings, antique colour plates, pencil sketches, watercolours and watercolour sketches from his formative years dating back as far as the early 1860s.
Finally, by popular demand, a small range of the old family photos, showing the genius at work, have been made available in the form of digitally restored, high quality giclée prints. Our collection is constantly changing, so keep in touch with us, either through social media or by visiting one of our two locations in Southsea or Lee-on-the-Solent.
We have a variety of work by Wyllie available online:
The Wyllies, whilst living in their house on the beach in Wimereux, Northern France, were often involved in saving lives of the crews of stranded boats. One particular instance grabbed the attention of some important bystanders: Wreck of The Wheatsheaf
During his professional career W L Wyllie became one of the most important marine artists in British history. He won the Turner Gold Medal at the age of eighteen and later earned full membership of the Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, amongst other accolades.
W L Wyllie died on 6 April 1931 and was buried with full naval honours. His coffin was rowed through Portsmouth harbour and laid to rest at Portchester castle alongside his daughter Eva, later joined also by his wife and youngest daughter Aileen.