Robert Wylie, 1839

WYLIE, Robert, artist, born in the Isle of Man in 1839; died in Brittany, France, 4 February, 1877. He was brought to the United States in childhood, and first studied art at the Pennsylvania academy. In 1863 he went to France, and in 1872 he received a second-class medal at the Paris salon. His professional career was in France, and his pictures deal mostly with the life of the Breton peasants.

His “Death of a Vendean Chief” (1876-‘7) is in the Metropolitan museum, New York.

Ragpicker and Pottery Seller by Robert Wylie
“Ragpicker and Pottery Seller”
Circa 1875
Watercolor
10 x 12-1/2 inches