ROBERTS, David.

Petra Looking South.

£2,500

Petra Looking South.

[London 1846-49].

Description

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. 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 carried out under the direction of the artist.

Description

Hand-coloured lithograph by Louis Hague, from the Subscription edition of “The Holy Land”, laid down, good conditions with clean, bright colours.

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Stock ID: 60935