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A view of the East India Docks, by William Daniell.

A view of the East India Docks, by William Daniell.
A view of the East India Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PT2438
Description: The docks had been constructed a couple of years before Daniell painted this watercolour. They were located on the Thames below the Isle of Dogs, between Blackwall Reach and Bugsby's Reach. The docks served the East India Company's thriving interests in India and other parts of Asia. East Indiaman plied the trade between London and Calcutta or other Indian ports, laden with the merchandise of two civilisations. The docks were only part of the Company's organization at home, where it was one of London's biggest employers. William Daniell by this time was begining to emerge from the shadow of his famous uncle Thomas Daniell, with whom he had shared a celebrated artistic journey around India between 1786 and 1793.
Creator: William Daniell (1769-1837)
Date: 1 October 1808
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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