1st.ed., 1981. 143 pp.,13 cold. plates & 103 b&w ills. D.j., 28 x 21cm. FINE. William L. Wyllie (1851-1931) was a British marine artist of great renown and his work is perhaps more appreciated today than ever before. His media extended from drypoint to oil and covered all kinds of maritime and naval subjects from shipping and sailing barges on the Thames to White Star liners leaving Liverpool ; from Nelson's victories at the Nile and Trafalgar to First World War battleships in action. This book contains both an account of Wyllie's life by his grandson, and a study of his art by Roger Quarm. The book is illustrated with 13 coloured plates and 103 black & white examples of Wyllie's work. There are also lists of his art exhibited at the Royal Academy and elsewhere (1868-1931).