Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1879, signed on stretcher and labelled, 'Holzapfel Collection' and '[Po]ole Harbour, Dorset'
7 x 29 inches
Charles William Wyllie was, like his older brother William Lionel Wyllie, a landscape and marine painter. He and his brothers, all artistically gifted, grew up in a house teetering on the beach at Wimereux, to the north of Boulogne. He had his first painting hung in the Royal Academy at the very young age of 13. Whilst he had not quite his brother’s free and painterly skills, being more precise and literal, his paintings have a fine sense of the breezy marine world of sailing ships.