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William Daniell, 1769–1837, British

Madras, or Fort St. George, in the Bay of Bengal -- A Squall Passing Off

Former Title(s):

Approaching Storm, Madras

An Indian Coast Scene with an approaching storm

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 27 x 42 inches (68.6 x 106.7 cm)

Signed and dated, lower left: "W. D. 1833."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
beach | boats | church | flag | fort | landscape | lighthouse | marine art | meteorology | ocean | Orientalism | people | science | sea | shore (landform) | steeple | storm | tree | Union Jack | waves (natural events) | wind
Associated Places:
India | Madras | Tamil Nadu
On view

Christie's Sale Catalogue : Catalogue of English pictures and drawings : 24 June 1960, Christie's, June 24, 1960, p. 26, lot 118, Sales Catalogue (YCBA)

Muriel Clayton, Thomas Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) and William Daniell, R.A. (1769-1837), Walker's Quarterly, 1932, p. 105, ND 1928 W35 35-36 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 82-83, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Exhibition Catalogue. 1833. 65th., Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 65, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1833, p. 19, no. 347, N5054 A53 v. 4 (YCBA)

Exhibition of the Royal Academy, [second notice] , Athenaeum, no. 291, May 25, 1833, p. 329, Available online at British Periodicals I

Fine Arts : Royal Academy, [third notice] , Literary Gazette, , May 25, 1833, p. 331, Available online at British Periodicals I

Jagmohan Mahajan, The Raj Landscape, British views of Indian cities , Spantech Publishers Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, 1988, pp. 58-60, 70, N8214.5 I5 M25 (YCBA)

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. 25, V 1199 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 49 (v.1), no. 179, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 96 (v.1), no. 150, pl. 68, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Pauline Rohatgi, Indian life and landscape by Western artists, paintings and drawings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, 17th to the early 20th century , Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, 2008, pp. 245-49, fig. 2, N8214.5 I5 V53 2008 + (YCBA)

Royal Academy, , The Gentleman's Magazine, May 1833, p. 445, Available online at British Periodicals I

Maurice Shellim, Oil paintings of India and the east by Thomas Daniell 1749-1840 and William Daniell 1769-1837, Inchcape & Co., London, 1979, pp. 47,117, 129, no. WD 25, NJ18 D21 S25 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Maurice Shellim, Patchwork to the Great Pagoda, India and British Painterns , Statesmen, Calcutta, 1973, p. 88, ND 466 S48 OVERSIZE (LSF)

Maurice Shellim, The Daniells in India and the waterfall at Papanasam, Statesmen, Calcutta, 1970, pp. 25, 77, NJ18 D21 S54 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Thomas Sutton, The Daniells, artists and travellers, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London, 1954, pp. 81, 157, 185, NJ18 D21 S8 (YCBA)

The Annuals for 1834, The Monthly Review, vol. 3, November 1833, p. 333, Available online at British Periodicals I

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 451, fig. 338, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA)

Stuart Cary Welch, The British view of India, selected English paintings from the Paul Mellon collection , American Federation of Arts, New York, 1978, N8214.5 I5 B75 1978 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 20 (v.1), no. 69, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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