ROBERTS, David, HAGHE, Louis

Ascent upon the Valley of Jordan

£2,500

Ascent upon the Valley of Jordan

London 1846-9.

Ascent upon the Valley of Jordan

Description

Good condition with clean, bright colours.

David Roberts’ magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.

Description

Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts’ “The Holy Land”, published London 1849.

Bibliography

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Stock ID: 60101