Polkerris, Cornwall

William Daniell (1769 - 1837)

Colour aquatint

published 20 May 1825
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  • 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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    Title
    Polkerris, Cornwall
    Date
    published 20 May 1825
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, May 1975
    GAC number
    11918