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The Daniells

Thomas (1749-1840), his nephew William (1769-1837), and brother Samuel  (1775-1811) Daniell had a profound influence on the artistic life of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In addition to oil paintings and watercolours, they produced some of the greatest volumes of hand-coloured aquatints of all time. Key works by William and Thomas include Oriental Scenery (1795-1808), Picturesque Voyage to India by the way of China (1810), and Voyage Round Great Britain (1814-1825). Samuel is famous for African Scenery (1804-1805), and Picturesque Illustrations of the Island of Ceylon (1808).

No collection of colour plate books of India could be considered complete without examples of their work.

 

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  1. First edition thus; large paper copy, folio, (43 x 33 cm); frontispiece and 16 engraved plates on India paper by William Daniell after Robert Smirke, light foxing throughout; contemporary maroon morocco, richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, corners slightly rubbed, a very good copy; [2], 99, [1] pp.

    £1,250
  2. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm x 4cm.

    £5,000
  3. 4 hand coloured aquatints (45.5 x 78 cm) of the London docks. Framed and glazed.

    £12,500
  4. First edition. 8 volumes bound in 4, 4to, with an aquatint dedication and 308 hand-coloured aquatint plates by and after Daniell bound at rear of volumes, the deluxe issue with all the plates mounted on card, with the frequently missing large folding engraved index map (strengthened to verso), occasional spotting (chiefly marginal), a few plates a little toned, some offsetting from plates to next plate versos, contemporary green half morocco gilt, bound as usual without the uncoloured engraved plate of Kemaes Head Pembrokeshire, an excellent set.

    £19,500
  5. 6 parts in 2 volumes, landscape 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). Typographic titles to first and fourth parts serving as general titles to volumes. 158 engraved plates comprising 144 views, 6 title-pages and 8 plans. (Title and introductory leaf of text to vol. I creased and lightly soiled, tiny marginal worming to text-leaf to pl. II and pl. III, very short marginal tear to text-leaf to pl. VI, scattered spotting throughout). Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards (rebacked, extremities rubbed).

    £13,500
  6. Hand-coloured aquatint. Some slight fading and browning to edges, otherwise in good condition.

    £1,400
  7. Hand-coloured aquatint. Some slight fading, otherwise in good condition.

    £1,400
  8. Hand-coloured aquatint. Some slight fading, otherwise in good condition.

    £1,400
  9. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery, sheet size 73 x 54.5 cm, image size 45 x 60 cm. Colours clean and bright, full margins, browning to right margin outside of image, otherwise in good condition.

    £2,200
 

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