Convent of St. Saba, April 1839

ROBERTS, David Louis Haghe (illustrator)

Add 
to Cart
Price: $950.00


TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: London
Publisher: F.G. Moon

Description: View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 13" x 19.5", sheet measures 16 3/8" x 23.75".

Comments: Beautiful view overlooking the ancient convent from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. The Greek Orthodox Convent or Monastery of St. Saba is in the Kidron Valley in the West Bank near Bethlehem. Small stain in upper left corner of image, aging and slight stains to margins. Slight chip to lower right corner.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 211398


More David Roberts, Holy Land: webrss
More PRINTS & VIEWS: webrss
More 19TH CENTURY: webrss
More ISRAEL: webrss
More PALESTINE: webrss
More ANTIQUE: webrss

By This Author: ROBERTS, David
By This Publisher: F.G. Moon
ABAA ILAB
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.


The book arrived today. It's beautiful, the packaging was great and the delivery incredibly fast. Thanks for everything! - Dean
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis