Second Battle of the Heligoland Bight, 17 November 1917

This fluent watercolour bears the inscription in the lower left-hand corner 'Nov 17 1917', but was possibly not written by Wyllie. However, it may indicate that the action depicted between British and German ships is the one that took place on that date between light-cruisers in the Heligoland Bight when one German minesweeper was sunk. This is an example of Wyllie working 'in the wet'. He worked on wet paper attached to a pinboard and frame, the holes of which are here visible along the lower edge of the paper.

Object Details

ID: PAF1770
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyllie, William Lionel
Date made: circa 1917
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Sheet: 135 x 330 mm

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