William Daniell's journeys around Skye, Raasay and the Moray Coast in 1815

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Part of the Isle of Rum

Portree on the Isle of Skye

Loch Cruisk near Loch Scavig

Castle Broichin on the Isle of Raasay

William Daniell

Isle of Skye & Raasay

An Artist's Journey in 1815

Written by John Garvey

The main purpose of this book is to describe the work of the artist William Daniell. His greatest artistic work as an aquatint engraver is his book, A Voyage Round Great Britain, which contains 308 aquatint prints. By concentrating on Daniell’s aquatints and pencil sketches, which illustrate his journey round Skye and Raasay in July and August 1815, we may explore some of Daniell’s very best work in detail and provide a suitable forum in which to bring him to life. Our narrative focuses on the places visited by Daniell. It discusses the content of his prints and his sketches, and compares the views he captured with the same views as they are in the 21st century. It gives a historical perspective to what Daniell found in 1815. The comments of former and contemporary travellers add colour to the journey.

Detail of 'The Coolin taken from Loch Slapin' Detail of 'Liveras near Broadford' Detail of 'Dunvegan Castle' Detail of 'MacNab's Inn Portree' Detail of 'Part of Isle of Rum' Detail of 'Scoor Eig, on the Isle of Eig'