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Print made by William Daniell, 1769–1837
Published by William Daniell, 1769–1837
An Elevated View of the New Dock in Wapping
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Collective Title: Views of the London Docks

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and aquatint with hand coloring in watercolor
Sheet: 20 1/4 x 33 1/4in. (51.4 x 84.5cm)

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered below image: "An Elevated View of the New Dock in Wapping. | This view represents the first part of the Works, as they will appear when finished, which are now executing in Wapping near the Tower, by the patriotic exertions of the London Dock Company, for the improvement of the Port of London. The Bason which is here shewn is 1260 feet in length & 690 feet in breadth, containing an Area of 20 Acres, and its object is the accommodation of Vessels employed in every branch of Commerce for which extensive ranges of appropriate Warehouses are preparing within the enclosure. This great public work is conceived on a scale calculated to support the dignity of the Nation, and the important interests of Commerce; and will, when compleated, in conjunction with other magnificent works, either in progress or contemplation, render this Metropolis ultimately the first Port, as it is already the first City in the World. | To the Chairman, Deputy Chairman & other Directors of the London Dock Company, this Print is with their permission inscribed buy their Obedient & obliged Servant William Daniell |Drawn & Engraved by Wm. Daniell & Published by him at No. 9, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square London, Jany. 1. 1803."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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IIIF Manifest:

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 43, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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