(1749 - 1840)
Thomas Daniell was active/lived in United Kingdom. Thomas Daniell is known for Landscape painting.
Biography Thomas Daniell
Thomas Daniell had gained permission from the East India Company in
December 1784 to ‘proceed to Bengal to follow his profession as an
engraver’ with his nephew William as his assistant and apprentice. The
Daniells travelled out to India via China, reaching Whampoa on the Atlas Indiaman
in August 1785. After the long voyage they spent some months on the
Canton River, sketching and painting the ‘sweet romantic scenery’ before
taking a coastal vessel back to Calcutta. In July 1786, just a few
months after arrival in Calcutta, Thomas announced his proposal to
publish twelve coloured aquatints of the city. The Twelve Views
were issued in two sets of six, completed in 1788. Although not known as
an engraver befo
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