1905 Print Dutch Eel Schuits Fishing Boats Holehaven Creek William Wyllie Art


This is an original 1905 color print of a painting by William Lionel Wyllie. Due to all the pollution in the river Thames, Dutch fishing vessels would travel up Holehaven Creek to fish for eel in their schuits, or barges.


This 106+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No Creases. No Natural Defects. No Surface Rub. No Tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 5.25 inches; 20 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Wyllie, William Lionel. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Wyllie, William Lionel

English painter William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) specialized in maritime themes which he would execute beautifully in oils or watercolors. His love of the sea was drawn from his time spent sailing around Europe in a huff after two of his early pieces were refused by the Royal Academy. He married Marion Amy Carew in 1879, and the two of them had nine children together, five of which were buried before the two finally passed in the 1930s.

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