I: London, from Greenwich Park

William Daniell (1769 - 1837)

Coloured aquatint

1 August 1804
  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street

    This plate I from a series of six aquatint prints, published as Six Views of London (1805). The plates were both drawn and engraved by Daniell. The whereabouts of the original watercolours is now unknown. In December 1808, the 'Morning Post' included an advertisement for Daniell’s subsequent project: four prints of London docks, which stated: ‘Mr. Daniell has also published Six Views of London, coloured, price ten guineas.’

  • 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.
  • Explore
  • Details
    I: London, from Greenwich Park
    1 August 1804
    Coloured aquatint
    Purchased from Parker Gallerym November 1974
    GAC number