David Roberts - St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. 100, 1849 Folio Duotone Lithograph




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David Roberts - St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. 100, 1849 Folio Duotone Lithograph:
$800.0


Chapel of the Convent of St. Catherine, on Mount Sinai. 100 Information: David Roberts' most famous work, Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia, was published by E. G. Moon in London between 1846 and 1849. This work is known for its extremely detailed duotone lithographed plates which depict various scenes of the Holy Land and the Middle East. Roberts journeyed to the Holy Land in 1838 where he spent much time depicting the architecture, costumes, and landscapes that he found there. The culmination of all his efforts, Views in the Holy Land..., is indeed one of the greatest travel works ever completed. George Croly wrote the wonderfully descriptive text (provided when available), and Louis Haghe turned Roberts' drawings into the magnificent lithographs seen here. David Roberts truly introduced the western world to Egypt and the Middle East through this work. The lithographs were produced from his on-site drawings of temples, landscapes, and historic monuments. He was the first Westerner granted permission to enter many of the sacred mosques or monuments. He completed his sketches over an 11 month journey between 1838 and 1839. “Roberts’ Holy Land has a worldwide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with it” (Ran, 6) ... “These prints are of excellence unsurpassed in Europe… The firm of Day and Haghe raised lithography to perhaps the highest point it ever attained… [In Roberts’ own words,] ‘Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple, and unlabored, with a masterly vigor and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone.” (Abbey, 340-41) Guarantee: This listing is an original antique and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this listing to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected. Please view the detailed photos carefully. General Information: Invoices will be sent through 's checkout system within 24 hours of the sale ending. Shipping is via USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex, and all shipments are insured. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact me. Author: David Roberts Work: Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia Date: 1846-1849 Print Style: Duotone Lithograph Paper Size: ~ 17" by 23 3/4" Paper Type: Folio Special Features: Folio Duotone Lithograph Original Descriptive Text: When Available Condition: The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. To view all our listings, please follow this link or the links below: Trillium Rare Prints

David Roberts - St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. 100, 1849 Folio Duotone Lithograph:
$800.0

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