Annual General Meeting and the Annual Christmas Party

Conference Rooms, St James’s, Piccadilly, London SW1J 9LL (access via Church Place at the east end of the church)

Including ‘W.L. Wyllie (1851–1931): Victorian Turnerian’ – lecture by Pieter van der Merwe.

The marine work – especially the etchings – of William Lionel Wyllie is both familiar and popular, yet his subject range and quality as an artist, especially in watercolour, are under-recognised. He published on marine painting and in 1905 wrote a biography of Turner, an artist he greatly admired and often emulated. This illustrated talk will follow his Turnerian vein, based on his studio archive, the c.7,000 Wyllie images purchased on his death for the National Maritime Museum.

Entrance is free, without ticket. The agenda for the AGM will be circulated separately.

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