HMS 'Lion': a study for the Battle of Jutland

Inscribed 'Lion' by the artist, lower right. This is the battlecruiser 'Lion' (1910), shown with her main armament trained to starboard and in starboard-bow view, in the period June 1916 to mid-1917. Her torpedo nets have been removed (done when she was was repaired after the Battle of Jutland) but her foretop has not yet been enlarged. In the preface to his co-authored book 'More Sea Fights of the Great War' (1919) Wyllie expressly states that when sketching warships on the spot after battles, in order to make pictures of them, it was with 'the guns being specially trained and elevated to the correct position', thanks to the co-operation of the Navy. See also PAE3055.

Object Details

ID: PAE2606
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyllie, William Lionel
Vessels: Lion (1910)
Date made: 1916; 1916-17 1916-1917
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: 354 mm x 253 mm

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