William Daniell

Tower of the Bishops Palace, Kirkwall

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William Daniell 1769–1837
Aquatint on paper
Image: 162 × 241 mm
Presented by Tate Gallery Publications 1979

Catalogue entry

T02721-T03024 and T03239-T03240 [from] IMPRESSIONS FROM T02415-T02720 printed 1978–9 [T02415-T03024; T03239-T03240; complete]

With engraved titles and publication lines 306 aquatints, various sizes, images approximately 6 3/8 × 9 7/16 (16.3 × 24)
Presented by the Tate Gallery Publications Department 1979
Prov: published by the Tate Gallery Publications Department 1978–9.
Lit: as for T02415-T02720; see also Thomas Sutton, The Daniells, Artists and Travellers, 1954, pp.119–36, 165–72.

In the following list of the individual subjects, the acquisition number of the copper-plate precedes that of the print titles are as engraved on the plates.

T02415/2721 The Lands-end, Cornwall
T02416/2722 The long-ships light house, off the landsend, Cornwall
T02417/2723 The entrance to Portreath, Cornwall
T02418/2724 Boscastle Pier on the coast of Cornwall
T02419/2725 Hartland pier, North Devon
T02420/2726 Clovelly, on the Coast North Devon
T02421/2727 Ilfracomb, on the coast of North Devon
T02422/2728 View of Ilfracombe, form Hilsborough
T02423/2729 Near Combmartin, on the coast of North Devon
T02424/2730 Lynmouth, on the coast of North Devon
T02425/2731 ST0 Donats, Glamorganshire
T02426/2732 Britton Ferry, Glamorganshire
T02427/2733 The Mumbles light-house, in Swansea bay
T02428/2734 The Worms-head, in Tenby bay
T02429/2735 Tenby, Pembrokeshire
T02430/2736 The Eligug-stack, near ST0 Gowans-head, Pembrokeshire
T02431/2737 Solva, near ST0 Davids, Pembrokeshire
T02432/2738 View of the entrance to Fishguard, form Goodwych sands
T02433/2739 Goodwych Pier, near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
T02434/2740 View near Aberystwith, Cardiganshire
T02435/2741 Barmouth, Merionethshire
T02436/2742 View of Caernarvon Castle, from Anglesea
T02437/2743 The Harbour light-house, Holyhead
T02438/2744 Light-house on the South Stack, Holyhead
T02439/2745 Part of the South Stack, Holyhead
T02440/2746 The Rope bridge, near the Light-house, Holyhead
T02441/2747 Black marble Quarry, near red wharf bay, Anglesea
T02442/2748 The entrance to Amlwch harbour, Anglesea
T02443/2749 Red Wharf Bay, Anglesea
T02444/2750 Beaumaris Castle, Anglesea
T02445/2751 View on Puffin Island, near Anglesea
T02446/2752 The Bath, built by Lord Penryn, near Bangor, N. Wales
T02447/2753 Penman-maur, taken from near Aber, N. Wales
T02448/2754 View of Conway Castle, Caernavonshire
T02449/2755 The light-house on Point of Air, Flintshire
T02450/2756 View near Hoyle-lake, Cheshire
T02451/2757 The Towns-end Mill, Liverpool
T02452/2758 Seacombe Ferry, Liverpool
T02453/2759 Liverpool, taken from the opposite side of the River
T02454/2760 Lancaster Castle
T02455/2761 View near Lower Heysham, Lancashire
T02456/2762 Distant View of Whitbarrow Scar, Westmoreland
T02457/2763 Castle-head, Westmoreland
T02458/2764 Peel Castle, Lancashire
T02459/2765 Whitehaven, Cumberland
T02460/2766 Harrington near Whitehaven Cumberland
T02461/2767 Mary Port, Cumberland
T02462/2768 Carlaverock Castle, Dumfrieshire
T02463/2769 Kirkudbright
T02464/2770 The Mull of Galloway, Wigtonshire
T02465/2771 Port Patrick, Wigtonshire
T02466/2772 Cardness Castle, near Gatehouse, Kirkcudbrightshire
T02467/2773 Near Carsleith, Galloway
T02468/2774 Wigton, Galloway
T02469/2775 Cree-town Kirkudbrightshire
T02470/2776 The Crag of Ailsa
T02471/2777 Culzean Castle, Ayrshire
T02472/2778 Distant View of Ayr
T02473/2779 Pier at Ardrossan, Ayrshire
T02474/2780 The Isle of Arran, taken near Ardrossan
T02475/2781 Ardgowan, Renfrewshire
T02476/2782 Greenock, on the Clyde
T02477/2783 Steam boat on the Clyde near Dumbarton
T02478/2784 Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute
T02479/2785 Loch Ranza - Isle of Arran
T02480/2786 Duntrune Castle, Loch Crenan, Argylshire
T02481/2787 Loch Swene, Argylshire
T02482/2788 Rassella near Kilmartin Loch Crenan, Argylshire
T02483/2789 On the Isle of Jura
T02484/2790 Inverary Castle, Argylshire
T02485/2791 Dunolly Castle, near Oban, Argylshire
T02486/2792 Dunstaffnage Castle, Argylshire
T02487/2793 Clam-shell Cave, Staffa, Iona in the distance
T02488/2794 Exterior of Fingal's Cave, Staffa
T02489/2795 Entrance to Fingal's Cave, Staffa
T02490/2796 In Fingals Cave, Staffa
T02491/2797 Staffa near Fingals Cave
T02492/2798 The Cormorants Cave, Staffa
T02493/2799 View from the Island of Staffa
T02494/2800 The Island of Staffa from the East
T02495/2801 The Island of Staffa, from the South West
T02496/2802 View of Iona, from the N. East
T02497/2803 The Cathedral at Iona
T02498/2804 View of Ben-more, from near Ulva house
T02499/2805 Remains of the Chapel &c. on Inch Kenneth
T02500/2806 Gribune-head in Mull
T02501/2807 Loch-na-gael, near Knock on Mull
T02502/2808 Distant view of Cruachan-ben, taken near Arros bridge, Isle of Mull
T02503/2809 Arros Castle, Isle of Mull
T02504/2810 Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull
T02505/2811 Mingarry Castle, Argylshire
T02506/2812 Ardnamurchan point, Argylshire
T02507/2813 Scoor Eig, on the Isle of Eig
T02508/2814 Part of the Isle of Rum
T02509/2815 Armidal, the Seat of Lord Macdonald, Isle of Skye
T02510/2816 Iloransay, Isle of Skye
T02511/2817 Balmacarro-house, Loch-alsh, Roshire
T02512/2818 Castle Ellen-Donan
T02513/2819 Loch-Duich, Ross-shire
T02514/2820 Ilan-dreoch-Glenbeg, Invernesshire
T02515/2821 The bay of Barrisdale, in Loch Hourne
T02516/2822 Loch Hourne head
T02517/2823 Glen-coe taken near Ballachulish
T02518/2824 Near Kylakin, Skye
T02519/2825 Liveras, near Broadford, Skye
T02520/2826 Portree on the Isle of Skye
T02521/2827 Glenvargle bridge, near Portree, Skye
T02522/2828 Duntulm, Isle of Skye
T02523/2829 Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
T02524/2830 Dunvegan Castle
T02525/2831 Little Brieshmeal, near Talisker, Skye
T02526/2832 Loch Scavig, Skye
T02527/2833 Loch Coruisq near Loch Scavig
T02528/2834 The Coolin, taken from Loch Slapin
T02529/2835 From the Isle of Rasay, looking Westward
T02530/2836 Castle Broichin on the Isle of Raasay
T02531/2837 Rowadill in Harris
T02532/2838 Light House on the Isle of Scalpa, Harris
T02533/2839 Part of the Northern face of one of the Shiant Isles
T02534/2840 Near view of one of the Shiant Isles
T02535/2841 Stornaway, on the Isle of Lewis
T02536/2842 Remains of a Temple at Galston, Isle of Lewis
T02537/2843 Druidical stone at Strather, near Barvas, Isle of Lewis
T02538/2844 The Gair-loch, Ross-shire
T02539/2845 Gair-loch head, Ross-shire
T02540/2846 Creen-stone rock, Loch Broom
T02541/2847 Pier at Tanera, Loch Broom
T02542/2848 Ben Sulvhein, from Loch-Inver
T02543/2849 View of Cuniag, from Loch Inver
T02544/2850 Unapool in Kyles-cu Assynt
T02545/2851 Rispand, Durness
T02546/2852 Entrance to the Cave of Smowe
T02547/2853 Whiten-head, Loch Eribol
T02548/2854 Bay of Tongue
T02549/2855 Strath-naver, Sutherlandshire
T02550/2856 The Clett-rock, Holborn-head
T02551/2857 Thurso, from near Holborn head
T02552/2858 Castle Sinclair, Thurso
T02553/2859 Castle Hill near Thurso
T02554/2860 Mey Castle, Caithness
T02555/2861 The Ferry at Scarskerry, Caithness
T02556/2862 Near the Berry-head, Hoy, Orkney
T02557/2863 The Snook, Hoy, Orkney
T02558/2864 The Old Man of Hoy
T02559/2865 Stromness, Orkney
T02560/2866 Stones of Stennis, Orkney
T02561/2867 The Cathedral of ST0 Magnus, Kirkwall, Orkney
T02562/2868 S.E. view of the Cathedral & Palace, at Kirkwall, Orkney
T02563/2869 Kirkwall, Orkney, from the Bay
T02564/2870 N. West View of the Cathedral, Kirkwall
T02565/2871 Tower of the Bishops Palace, Kirkwall
T02566/2872 Remains of the Earls Palace, Kirkwall
T02567/2873 Light House on the Start, Isle of Sandy, Orkney
T02568/2874 John O'Groats, Caithness
T02569/2875 Duncansby stacks, Caithness
T02570/2876 Keiss Castle, Caithness
T02571/2877 Ackergill Tower, Caithnesshire
T02572/2878 Castles Sinclair & Girnigo, Caithness
T02573/2879 Wick, Caithness
T02574/2880 Old Wick Castle, Caithness
T02575/2881 The Stack of Hempriggs, Caithness
T02576/2882 Scene at Hempriggs, Caithness
T02577/2883 Forse Castle, Sutherland
T02578/2884 Dunbeath Castle, Caithness
T02579/2885 Berrydale, Caithness
T02580/2886 Castle of Berrydale
T02581/2887 Helmsdale, Sutherlandshire
T02582/2888 Dunrobin Castle, Sutherlandshire
T02583/2889 Dunrobin Castle, from the N.E. Sutherlandshire
T02584/2890 Dornoch, Sutherlandshire
T02585/2891 Bonar Bridge
T02586/2892 Cromarty
T02587/2893 Pier at Fortrose, Ross-shire
T02588/2894 Inverness
T02589/2895 Nairn
T02590/2896 Obelisk at Forres
T02591/2897 Nelson's Tower, Forres
T02592/2898 Brugh-head, Murrayshire
T02593/2899 Coxtown Tower, near Elgin
T02594/2900 Finlater Castle, Banffshire
T02595/2901 Boyne Castle, Banffshire
T02596/2902 Duff-house, Banff
T02597/2903 Banff
T02598/2904 Frazerburgh, Aberdeenshire
T02599/2905 Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire
T02600/2906 Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
T02601/2907 Slanes Castle, Aberdeenshire
T02602/2908 Bridge of Don, Old Aberdeen
T02603/2909 Aberdeen
T02604/2910 Dunotter Castle, Kincardineshire
T02605/2911 Montrose, Forfarshire
T02606/2912 Inverbernie Bridge
T02607/2913 Broughty Castle, Forfarshire
T02608/2914 Dundee, Forfarshire
T02609/2915 ST0 Andrews, Fifeshire
T02610/2916 Wemys Castle, Fifeshire
T02611/2917 Distant view of Edinburgh, with Wemys Castle
T02612/2918 Edinburgh, from the Castle
T02613/2919 Edinburgh, with part of the North Bridge & Castle
T02614/2920 Edinburgh, from the Calton hill
T02615/2921 Leith
T02616/2922 Tantallon Castle, Haddingtonshire
T02617/2923 The Bass Rock
T02618/2924 Dunbar, Haddingtonshire
T02619/2925 Berwick upon Tweed
T02620/2926 Castle on Holy Island, Northumberland
T02621/2927 Bamborough Castle, Northumberland
T02622/2928 North Shields, Northumberland
T02623/2929 Tynemouth, Northumberland
T02624/2930 Sunderland Pier, Durham
T02625/2931 Whitby, Yorkshire
T02626/2932 Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire
T02627/2933 Scarborough, Yorkshire
T02628/2934 Light-house on Flambro'-head, Yorkshire
T02629/2935 Boston, Lincolnshire
T02630/2936 Yarmouth from Gorlstone
T02631/2937 Lowestoff, Suffolk
T02632/2938 Southwold, Suffolk
T02633/2939 The Orford Ness Light houses, Suffolk
T02634/2940 Harwich, Essex
T02635/2941 Mistley near Harwich, Essex
T02636/2942 South End, Essex
T02637/2943 Sheerness
T02638/2944 The Reculvers
T02639/2945 Pier at Margate
T02640/2946 North Foreland Light House
T02641/2947 Broadstairs
T02642/2948 Ramsgate
T02643/2949 Deal Castle
T02644/2950 Walmer Castle
T02645/2951 Dover Castle
T02646/2952 Dover, from Shakespears Cliff
T02647/2953 Shakespears Cliff
T02648/2954 Folkestone, Kent
T02649/3239 Hythe
T02650/2955 Dungeness Light House
T02651/2956 Rye, Sussex
T02652/2957 Winchelsea
T02653/2958 Hastings, from near the White Rock
T02654/2959 Hastings, from the East Cliff
T02655/2960 Near Beachy-head
T02656/3240 Brighton
T02657/2961 Near Regents Square, Brighton
T02658/2962 Ovington near Brighton
T02659/2963 Shoreham
T02660/2964 Pier at Little Hampton
T02661/2965 View from the Park, Arundel
T02662/2966 Bognor
T02663/2967 View from Portsdown Hill
T02664/2968 West Cowes
T02665/2969 Lord Henry Seymours Castle
T02666/2970 Mr. Nash's Castle
T02667/2971 Ryde
T02668/2972 Brading Harbour
T02669/2973 Shanklin Chine
T02670/2974 Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
T02671/2975 Needles Cliff, & Needles, Isle of Wight
T02672/2976 Distant view of the Needles & Hurst Castle
T02673/2977 Christchurch
T02674/2978 Poole, Dorsetshire
T02675/2979 Corfe Castle
T02676/2980 Swanage
T02677/2981 Lulworth Cove
T02678/2982 Weymouth
T02679/2983 Light-house, Isle of Portland
T02680/2984 ST0 Catherine's Chapel, Dorset
T02681/2985 Bridport Harbour, Dorset
T02682/2986 Lyme Regis, from Charmouth, Dorset
T02683/2987 Sidmouth, Devon
T02684/2988 Exmouth, Devon
T02685/2989 Teignmouth, Devon
T02686/2990 Babicombe, Devon
T02687/2991 Torbay, Devon
T02688/2992 Tor-abbey, Devon
T02689/2993 Tor-quay, Devon
T02690/2994 Brixham, Torbay, Devon
T02691/2995 Entrance to Dartmouth, Devon
T02692/2996 The Junction of the Dart with the Sea
T02693/2997 Near Kingswear, on the Dart, Devon
T02694/2998 Kingswear, Devon
T02695/2999 Salcombe, Devon
T02696/3000 Bovisand, near Plymouth
T02697/3001 Quay at Straddon point, near Plymouth
T02698/3002 The Citadel, Plymouth
T02699/3003 Catwater, Plymouth, from the Citadel
T02700/3004 Mount Edgecumbe, from the Citadel, Plymouth
T02701/3005 View from Mount Edgecumbe
T02702/3006 Hamoaze, from Mount Edgecumbe
T02703/3007 Port wrinkle, Cornwall
T02704/3008 East Looe, Cornwall
T02705/3009 Polperro, Cornwall
T02706/3010 Fowey, from Bodenick, Cornwall
T02707/3011 Fowey Castle, Cornwall
T02708/3012 Polkerris, Cornwall
T02709/3013 Mevagissy, Cornwall
T02710/3014 Mevagissy, Cornwall
T02711/3015 Gorran haven, Cornwall
T02712/3016 Port-looe, Cornwall
T02713/3017 Falmouth, Cornwall
T02714/3018 The Lizard Light-houses, Cornwall
T02715/3019 Mullyan Cove, Cornwall
T02716/3020 Near Mullyan Cove, Cornwall
T02717/3021 ST0 Michaels mount, Cornwall
T02718/3022 ST0 Michaels Mount, Cornwall
T02719/3023 Penzance, Cornwall
T02720/3024 The Land's end, Cornwall

William Daniell's A Voyage Round Great Britain was the most ambitious of the many topographical publications produced in England during the early nineteenth century and its plates are a highpoint in the history of aquatint engraving. The work comprised a lengthy descriptive text and 308 aquatints, engraved by Daniell himself and hand-coloured through the agency of William Timms. The first half of the whole work, i.e. volumes I–IV, was issued both in parts (two prints to a part) and in volumes between 1814 and 1820. Volumes V–VIII appeared in volume form only between 1821 and 1825. Daniell made the original pencil drawings on a series of tours between 1813 and 1823, the first two in company with Richard Ayton, who wrote the text for volumes I–II. The remaining six volumes have text by the artist himself. Daniell's route took him clockwise round the coast, commencing and finishing at Lands End. For the first four volumes the firm of Longman shared the risk of publication with him. The retail price of parts was originally 10s. 6d. and of volumes 7 guineas. The last four volumes were published by Daniell alone. Much information about the production and financing of the Voyage survives in the Longman account books (see Iain Bain's publications of 1966 and 1978 cited above).

Some of the plates were reissued after Daniell's death, for example by Bohn in the 1850s. In the present century, Thomas Ross & Son held a contract from Nattali & Maurice from 1948 onwards for printing and publishing the Voyage. At an unknown date two of the copper-plates (‘Dunsky Castle’ and ‘Hull’) were losT0 A final edition of the surviving 306 plates was published in 1978–9 by the Tate Gallery Publications Department in association with Editions Alecto. This edition, limited to 90 sets, was printed by Tisiphone Etching Ltd and the Islington Studios, under the supervision of Charles Newington and Frank Tinsley. The impressions were left uncoloured, thus displaying the delicate tones of Daniell's aquatinting. Ayton's and Daniell's 900 page text was also reprinted on this occasion and published in two volumes in 1978 by the Tate Gallery Publications Department and the Scolar Press. These volumes also include small monochrome reproductions of all the plates.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1978-80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1981

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