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Album leaf: studies of Thames barges, by WL Wyllie.
|Studies of Thames barges.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Description: William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) spent some years as a young man working from a barge used as a floating studio, drawing and painting the River Thames and the vessels he saw upon it. Thames barges usually carried a crew of three - a skipper, a mate (often under the age of 21) and a dog to act as security! Spritsail barges evolved with a very simple rig, despite their size, which could normally be easily managed by just two people.|
|Creator: William Lionel Wyllie (artist)|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|