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ROBERTS, David.

[Citadel of Jerusalem. April 19th 1841].

Stock Code
74973
London, 1841
£3,000

David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Commencing in 1838, Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East where he produced numerous watercolours, the finest of which were selected for the publication. The lithographs were subsequently executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken. It is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colouring, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.
The image depicts Middle-Eastern men resting and smoking with the old city of Jerusalem in the background, including what seems to be the Jaffa Gate and the 'Tower of David' (as seen from inside of the Old City walls) on the left and the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre centre-right.

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Description

Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card, as issued, from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia'. Dimensions: 490 x 325 mm. Framed.

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