Samuel Daniell

Samuel Daniell (* 1775 in Chertsey, Surrey, † December 16, 1811 in Ceylon ) was a British painter who is known for his accurate representations of the wildlife and landscape of South Africa.


Samuel Daniell, nephew of the painter Thomas Daniell and brother of William Daniell, 1799 came to the Cape Colony in the wake of Governor George Yonge. In the fall of 1801, he came on a official mission deep into the interior. His impressions of Bechuanaland he recorded in numerous drawings, of which he published after his return 30 as engravings in the series African scenery and animals ( 1804-1805, 2 parts).

In 1806 he went to Ceylon, where he undertook many trips as forest supervisor of the British colonial administration through the country. Again he held land, people and nature firmly in drawings; 1808 published 12 of them, engraved by his brother in London (A picturesque illustration of the scenery, animals and native Inhabitants of the Iceland of Ceylon ). He died of a tropical fever and was buried in Ceylon.

After Samuel Daniell's death, his brother William brought more stitches for templates Samuel Daniell out: Sketches Representing the Native Tribes and Scenery of Southern Africa (48 lithographs, 1820) and Twenty Varied Subjects of the Tribe of Antelopes (1832 ).


"Cabin in Bechuanaland ", aquatint 1804

" The Treckbure ", aquatint 1804

" A Hottentot a Hottentot woman, a cape, a Kaffir woman ", aquatint ca 1805