In 1813 William Daniell set out on a journey intended to cicumnavigate Great Britain, with him producing sketches and aquatint etchings of places of note along the way. The journey ended up taking 1813-1825 for a variety of reasons, but Cornwall was the first leg of the journey (and the last).
During the trip William Daniell and William Ayton stopped off at Newquay, Cornwall, but he didn’t produce an etching. It was on the third day of their journey and probably undertaken in August 1813. Ayton and Daniell fell out after the second part of their journey, and Volume 2, after which time he was replaced by a variety of famous and esteemed people at the various locations around England. The last part of the journey was undertaken in August 1823, from Torquay in Devon, to Land’s End. Thursday 21 August 1823 to 14 September 1823.
The book William Danielle created is considered to be the most important 19th century colour plate book on English topography
List of Illustrations
Here is a list of some of the illustrations made by William Daniell of Cornwall. They are in alphabetical and not geographical order, the list will be updated as I discover new ones:
- Boscastle Pier
- East Looe from Trenant
- Fowey, from Bodenick
- Fowey Castle
- Lizard Lighthouses
- Land’s End (two views)
- Longships Lighthouse
- Mevagissy, In the Harbour
- Mevagissy, Entrance to the Harbour
- Mullyan, near
- Portreath, Entrance to
- St. Michael’s Mount
- St. Michael’s Mount, distant view
The book was reprinted, in great detail, by the Folio Society in 2008.
Images public domain brochel castle