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Woolwich Reach, Silvertown, by WL Wyllie.

Woolwich Reach, Silvertown, by WL Wyllie.
Woolwich Reach, Silvertown.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW2192
Description: One of the many depictions of shipping on the Thames and in the docks by the marine artist William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931). With the opening of the Royal Victoria Dock in 1855 and the Royal Albert Dock in 1880 Silvertown became the largest manufacturing centre in the south of England. The area was renowned for its chemical, engineering and food processing industries. Local industry relied heavily on the Royals, which imported raw materials from all over the world.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie
Date: c. 1890
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Wyllie collection
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