William Daniell
Liverpool, taken from the Opposite Side of the River date not known

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William Daniell 1769–1837
Liverpool, taken from the Opposite Side of the River
Date Date not known
Medium Aquatint on paper
Dimensions Image: 162 x 241 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tate Gallery Publications 1979
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The late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was a boom period for Liverpool. The enormous profits made from the slave trade made its merchants rich, and the city grew in size and splendour.

The text that originally accompanied this print commented of the view towards the city: ‘This was certainly the most noble and animating sight that we had seen during our tour ... as it brought before our minds the country in the pride of its industry and enterprise, and under the most striking signs of its wealth, consequence, and power.’

August 2004

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