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.
Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts’ ‘Holy Land’. Dimensions: 49 x 32.5 cm.
Stock ID: 74973