The Herring Fishery. William Lionel Wyllie (b. 1851). 7 Magazine of Art (1883-84): 313. “New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney.” [Click on image to enlarge it.]

“As a painter of water his ability is not a whit less unquestionable. Here, however, he meets powerful rivals in men like Hook, and Henry Moore, and Colin Hunter, who, if he has been careless and coarse of late, has done good work in years past, and may be expected to do still better. Still there is water- painting and water-painting; and in certain departments — as a delineator of certain aspects of the river, and certain conditions of the sea — Mr. Wyllie, it seems to me at least, stands alone. An admirable instance of his wave-painting is seen in The Herring Fishery” (314).

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Barnett, Harry V. “By River and Sea.” Magazine of Art 7 (December 1883-November 1884): 309-15. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 13 November 2014.

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