William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931) S.S. Vectis at Christiania
Lot 113
William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931) S.S. Vectis at Christiania
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
William Lionel Wyllie (British, 1851-1931)
S.S. Vectis at Christiania
signed 'W.L. Wyllie' and inscribed as titled (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.
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