Charles William Wyllie was a land and seascape painter.
He came from a family of artists which included the marine painter and etcher William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931). Both brothers painted harbour scenes and Thames subjects although Charles William, the younger, also had a taste for allegorical painting. He exhibited widely, at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Grosvenor Gallery, Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Wood, Christopher, Victorian Painters, 2 vols., 3rd ed., revised, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995; Greutzner, A., and Johnson, J., The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1980.