Descent upon the Valley of the Jordan

ROBERTS, David Louis Haghe (illustrator)

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Place Published: London
Publisher: F.G. Moon

Description: View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 12.75" x 19", sheet measures 16 7/8" x 23.75".

Comments: Beautiful view overlooking the Jordan Valley 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. Minor aging and glue residue along edges, image unaffected.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 211690


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