WILLIAM DANIELL, R.A. | A view of Windsor Castle from the southwest, with Cooper Hill to the left and the plain of Runnymede in the middle
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP
WILLIAM DANIELL, R.A.
Kingston upon Thames 1769 - 1837 London
A view of Windsor Castle from the southwest, with Cooper Hill to the left and the plain of Runnymede in the middle
oil on canvas
60.5 x 91.5 cm.; 23¾ x 36 in.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fine lines of retouching scattered in small areas through the sky to disguise the appearance of craquelure, most concentrated in the upper left and right corners, and just above the horizon, centre left. There is also some retouching in the foreground, notably in the lower right corner, and around the figures and horses, lower centre. None of these are of major significance, and the painting is in overall good condition and ready to hang in its current state without a need for further intervention.
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With Anthony Dallas & Sons Ltd., London, 1983, from whom acquired.
Between 1827 and 1830 Daniell worked extensively in the environs of Windsor, sending seven views of the vicinity to the Royal Academy in those years and producing a group of watercolours that were published as Select Views of Windsor Castle and the Adjacent Scenery in circa 1830.