Edward Thomas Daniell was an English artist known for etchings and
Middle Eastern landscape paintings. Taught by John Crome and Joseph
Stannard, he is associated with the Norwich School of painters, who were
mainly inspired by the Norfolk countryside. After graduating in classics
at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1828, he was ordained as a curate in 1832
and appointed to a curacy in London in 1834. He became a patron of the
arts, and a friend of the artist John Linnell. In 1840, after resigning
his curacy and leaving for the Middle East, he encountered the
archaeological expedition of Charles Fellows in Lycia, and joined as
their illustrator. He contracted malaria and died from a second attack
of the disease. He normally used a small number of colours for his
watercolour paintings; his distinctive style was influenced in part by
Crome, J. M. W. Turner and John Sell Cotman. As an etcher he
anticipated the modern revival of etching that began in the 1850s.
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Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and
courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do
not remain the way they are.
--Augustine of Hippo