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 new executing in Wapping near the Tower, by the patiotic exertions of the London Dock Company, for the improvement of the Port of London...
Coloured aquatint. 450 x 790mm (17¾ x 31"). Toning in margins. Very fine.
A wonderful bird's-eye view, looking down on the docks, with the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral behind. William Daniell RA (1769-1837) was one of the few artists of the period who was as skilled as an aquatinter as he was a painter. It was common practice to add engraved or etched lines to give shape to the tonal effect of the aquatint; this plate is pure aquatint, with no added lines, not even on the rigging of the boats. The margins have been given a grey wash in imitation of watercolour presentation of the period.
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