William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931) 'S.S. Vectis at Christiania'
Lot 105
William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931) S.S. Vectis at Christiania
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 4,200 - 5,900
Auction Details
Lot Details
William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931)
S.S. Vectis at Christiania
signed 'W.L. Wyllie' and inscribed (lower left)
watercolour
28 x 45.2cm (11 x 17 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • The screw steamer Vectis, originally named Rome, was built by Cairds of Greenock for P. & O.'s Australian service in 1881 and operated successfully on the same route for over twenty years. Refitted as a cruise liner in 1904 and renamed Vectis when ready for sea, she ran on a wide variety of routes, including Scandinavia and the Baltic, until sold to the French government in 1912. The proposal to convert her into a hospital ship did not proceed however, and she was broken up the following year.

    Christiania was the former name of Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Alistair Laird
    Specialist - Marine Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8211
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