An aquatint in original colours by William Daniell, circa 1818.
George Town is the capital of the Malaysian Island of Penang, and was an important trading hub on the Straits of Malacca.
William Daniell 1769–1837) was an English landscape and seascape artist, and printmaker, notable for his work in aquatint. At the age of 16 he travelled to India in the company of his uncle Thomas Daniell, with whom he collaborated on one of the finest illustrated works of the period – Oriental Scenery. Later he spent several years travelling round the coastline of Britain to paint watercolours for the equally ambitious book A Voyage Round Great Britain. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1822.
Antique maple wood frame.
Print size: 23cm x 17cm
Frame size: 34cm x 27cm