Home » Browse » 33% Off » ROBERTS, David. - Christian & Mohamedan Chapels on the Summit of Sinai.
return to previous page

ROBERTS, David.

Christian & Mohamedan Chapels on the Summit of Sinai.

Published: London. 1846–9

Stock code: 50869

Price: £550

Free Shipping Worldwide.

This item is on show at 100 Fulham Road (map)

Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to “serve me for the rest of my life” (Roberts, Eastern Journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made “a series of entire new drawings” for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape and people of the Near East.

Suscribers edition size: 350 x 255 mm. Tinted lithograh (two tints). Original hand colouring. Very good condition.

Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary