|LANDSCAPE PAINTER (ENGLAND)|
BORN 1749, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey - DIED 19 Mar 1840, London: Earls Terrace, Kensington|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (065/PS (2422))
Daniell Thomas was the son of the landlord of the Swann Inn at Chertsey. He worked at Maxwell's the coach painter before he attended the schools of the Royal Academy. Between 1772 and 1784 he exhibited 30 works at the Rotal Academy. He was little successfull as a landscape painter in England and he went to India with his nephew William Daniell who assisted him. He stayed there from 1785 until 1794. In 1790 he was elected a Royal Academician.
Back in England they produced their extensive illustrated work "Oriental Scenery" in six volumes between 1795 and 1808. This helped to popularize orientalism in England. In 1808 they published "Views in Egypt" and in 1810 "By Way of China". He continued to paint eastern subjects until 1828.
Thomas Daniell - Wikipedia