An elevated view of the New Dock in Wapping.This view represents the first part of the works, as they will appear when finished, which are now executing in Wapping near the Tower, by the patriotic exertions of the London Dock Company, for the improvement of the Part of London. The basin which is here shown is 1260 feet in length & 690 feet in breadth, containing an Area of 20 Acres, and its object is the accomodation of vessels employed in every branch of commerce [...]
Published by William Daniell, No.9, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London. Jan.y 1. 1803.
Colored aquatint. Printed area: 780 x 405mm (30¾ x 16"). Few marks in sky on left. Unexamined out of frame.
A fine aquatint by William Daniell; one of the earliest depctions of the London Docks in Wapping, which opened in January 1805. 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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