The Mersey at Low Water

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Wyllie was a prolific English painter of maritime themes and considered the most distinguished marine artist of his day. He spent early summers of his life in France with his parents and began to draw at an early age, displaying his natural talent. He worked as an illustrator for 'The Graphic' and 'The Illustrated London News'. In 1905 he published a biography of JMW Turner. His other favourite pastime was sailing, a passion which he shared with his brother. He lived much of the time on a boat in the lower Thames and painted directly from nature.