PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 140, 142-145)
WILLIAM DANIELL AND WINDSOR GREAT PARK
'William Daniell's greatest triumph as an artist and engraver came in his views of Windsor and Eton, a series of coloured aquatints, which surpasses even the London views of 1804-5.' (M. Hardie and M. Clayton, Thomas & William Daniell, Walker's Quarterly, London, nos. 35-6, 1932, p. 31).
After Daniell's return from his tour around the British Isles producing drawings for The Voyage Round Great Britain (see lot 147), Daniell focused his attention on Windsor and its environs. Between 1827 and 1830 he executed a group of views that were published as Select Views of Windsor Castle and the Adjacent Scenery (circa 1830, see Abbey Scenery, no. 355), a set of which was presented by Daniell to King George IV. Four watercolours from this series (pls. 7, 8, 11 and 12) were sold in these Rooms, 16 March 1982, lots 115-118, and a watercolour from this series entitled Windsor Castle from near Brocas Meadows, pl. 5 in the series, is at The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.