Zion Gate by J.D. Woodward - Jerusalem, Israel
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N 31° 46.371 E 035° 13.761
36R E 711115 N 3517421
Quick Description: Steel engraving from 1881 "Zion Gate" according to a drawing by J. D. Woodward from a richly illustrated collection of books "Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, vol.I.". The Gate of Zion is one of the eight gates of Jerusalem's Old City.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/6/2021 3:25:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM14GQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt was a lavishly illustrated set of books published by D. Appleton & Co. in the early 1880s based on their phenomenally successful Picturesque America and Picturesque Europe series. It was edited by Charles William Wilson, following his leadership of the seminal Ordnance Survey of Palestine and PEF Survey of Palestine.

Unlike the earlier Picturesque series, Picturesque Palestine did not employ numerous artists on the project but only used two of the more successful artists from the earlier books, Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward. Their sketches were compiled on site during Woodward and Fenn's two joint tours of Egypt and the Levant in the winters of 1877–78 and 1878–79.
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John Douglas Woodward (July 12, 1846 - June 5, 1924), was an American landscape artist and illustrator. He was one of the country's "best-known painters and illustrators". He produced hundreds of scenes of the United States, Northern Europe, the Holy Land, and Egypt, many of which were reproduced in popular magazines of the day.Source: (visit link)

At first glance, it is clear that the gate has suffered considerable damage in appearance in about 140 years.
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Artist: John Douglas Woodward

Date of Painting: 1/1/1881

Date of Your Photograph: 1/1/2019

Medium of Painting: steel engraving

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