Lot 318

Wyllie (W. L.) & Brewer (H. W.) 

Bird’s Eye View of London as seen from a balloon, hand-coloured wood engraving, image 870 x 1100 mm., published as a supplement to The Graphic Magazine, 1884.

*** From a vantage point above Westminster Abbey, this prospect does its best to pierce an abstract mix of rainclouds and smog, towards the Docks in the East. Wyllie, originally known for etchings of ships, won the Turner Gold Medal for landscape in 1869, and contributed to The Graphic Magazine regularly.

Estimate: £1,800-£2,200