Arthur Young (1741-1820) agricultural reformer and writer

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    William Daniell was a much travelled landscape painter. In 1784 he went to India with his uncle, the artist Thomas Daniell, where he assisted Thomas with his drawing and sketching. By the time they returned to England in 1794, William was not only a proficient draughtsman but had also perfected the art of aquatinting. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1807 and a Royal Academician in 1822. He refused the post of draughtsman to an Australian expedition to instead make numerous sketching tours throughout England and Scotland. Daniell is regarded as a superb aquatinter and his best works are thought to be among his Scottish views for ‘Voyage Round Great Britain’. He died in London in 1837.

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    People
    Young, Arthur
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    etching, soft-ground etching
  • Details
    Title
    Arthur Young (1741-1820) agricultural reformer and writer
    Date
    1814
    Medium
    Soft-ground etching
    Acquisition
    Presented by Lord Noel-Buxton, c1925-1930
    GAC number
    0/4