William Lionel Wyllie R.A.,R.E. 1851 - 1931, was one of the leading naval & maritime artists of the Victorian & Edwardian periods, working in oils, watercolours & various etching techniques. In 1869 he won the Turner Gold Medal prize & was elected into the Royal Academy in 1907. In this year he moved to Portsmouth. He was prolific in etchings of the Thames, nautical scenes including many Naval subjects for which he became famous, and views of Scotland, France, Holland, Meditteranean & Norway amongst others. He is recognised as the leading exponent of the technique of Etching and has a strong following of serious collectors.