India, Boa Constrictor and Boat’s Crew in the Sunderbans mangrove forest



Drawn by William Daniell RA and engraved by R. Brandard for ‘The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India 1835’ by Hobart Caunter.
William Daniell was 15 years old when he arrived in Calcutta in 1786 with his artist/engraver uncle Thomas, who had adopted the boy after the death of William’s father, Thomas’s brother, in 1779. The Daniells stayed in India until 1793 travelling widely, sketching and painting everywhere they went. The original drawing for this engraving was done between 1788 and 1793

Steel engraving
Original image size 145 x 93 mm
Digital image size 3432 x 2220 px
29.1 cm x 18.8 cm (300 dpi)