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David Roberts
David Roberts' 19th Century Duo-tone Lithograph, "Suez, General View"

1846

$2,350

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"Suez, General View" is a 19th century folio sized tinted duo-tone lithograph, plate 124 from the "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia" volume of David Roberts’ large folio edition, published in London by F. G. Moon in 1843. The lithographs were prepared by Louis Haghe (1806-1885) from paintings by Roberts. The resultant large folio editions of 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia' are considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. The lithograph depicts the Suez city skyline on a peninsula with boats moored in the bay. Men, dressed in traditional Arab costumes, rest on a hillside In the foreground with their camels, weapons and presumably goods for sale and trade. This tinted lithograph, which is professionally framed in a decorative gold-colored wood frame with cream-colored double mats. The print is in excellent condition. There are four additional listings of David Roberts hand colored engravings of Egypt, Nubia and the Holy Land, that are available for sale. They are identically framed and matted and would make a beautiful display grouping of two, three, four of five prints. See Ref. #'s: LU117324672822, LU117324672762, LU117324672632, LU117324286351. Artist: David Roberts (1796-1864) was born outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. At age 10 he became a house painter’s apprentice. He continued painting houses and eventually theater scenes in Edinburgh and then in London. His friend, J. M. W. Turner, recognized his artistic talent and encouraged him to become a full-time artist. In 1839 he traveled to Egypt and then in 1840, through the Holy Land, concluding in Jerusalem. Upon his return to England, F. G. Moon agreed to publish lithographs created by Louis Haghe from Robert’s sketches and watercolors. This publication was highly acclaimed and very popular for its esthetic quality, its historical and topographical accuracy, and Robert’s dramatic depiction of his scenes. Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens were among the subscribers who collected his works. Robert’s and Haghe’s duotone lithographs, often colored, remain extremely sought-after today and have been rising steadily in value.

Details

  • Artist
    David Roberts (1796-1864, British)
  • Creation Year
    1846
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.63 in. (62.57 cm)Width: 31.63 in. (80.35 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #14491stDibs: LU117324672952

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