William Daniell

Fingal’s cave

Between 1814 and 1825, William Daniell embarked on a series of coastal journeys making sketches in preparation for 'A Voyage Round Great Britain'. Published in eight volumes and including over 300 aquatints as well as a wealth of textual description, it is arguably the most important colour plate travelogue of the period. Based on sketches made during the Western Highland leg of his tour made in July–October 1815, this highly finished watercolour was probably drawn up ready for translation into print