• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    William Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) after Samuel Davis

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    William Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) after Samuel Davis
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    four hand-coloured aquatints and two aquatints, with letterpress title, introduction, tinted engraved additional title with aquatint and integral dedication to Warren Hastings, and explanatory text for 3 (of 6) of the plates, published London, 1813 (watermarked 1810)
    unframed
    S. 16 7/8 x 22¾in. (42.8 x 57.8cm.) (6)


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    First edition of 'probably the rarest of William [Daniell]'s sets of engravings' (Abbey). Samuel Davis was the first Western artist to paint in the Himalayas and the only Western artist of distinction to work in Bhutan. Abbey Travel II, 434.

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