[MAYER, Luigi].

Veduta della probatica piscina nella città di Gerusalemme.

£6,500

Veduta della probatica piscina nella città di Gerusalemme.
(View of the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem.)
c.1800.

Veduta della probatica piscina nella città di Gerusalemme.

Description

Attractive original watercolour which we can safely attribute to Mayer (fl. 1755-1803), the celebrated Italian orientalist who travelled extensively in the Middle East and published popular, nicely illustrated works on Egypt and the Levant. In fine condition.

The Pool of Bethesda is located in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, on the path of the Beth Zeta Valley. The name Bethesda is derived from Hebrew – ‘Beit Hesed’ meaning ‘House of Mercy’. At the time of the Second Jewish Temple the pool was used as a water reservoir and a healing pool.

Description

22 x 30.5 cm. Watercolour and pastel on paper, mounted on cardboard. Framed.

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Stock ID: 90253