Tower of David by David Roberts - Jerusalem, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 31° 46.545 E 035° 13.670
36R E 710964 N 3517740
Quick Description: Lithograph "Tower of David" based on a watercolor painting by David Roberts from 1839, 13th painting in the lithographic collection "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia, Volume 1."
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/12/2021 1:23:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM14HTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The lithograph captures a view of the Citadel of Jerusalem - Tower of David, located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. It shows the state of this monument in 1842, at a time when the then Palestine was part of the then Ottoman Empire.

From Wikipedia: (visit link)
"The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia was a travelogue of 19th-century Palestine and the magnum opus of Scottish painter David Roberts. It contained 250 lithographs by Louis Haghe of Roberts's watercolor sketches. It was first published by subscription between 1842 and 1849, in two separate publications: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea and Arabia and Egypt and Nubia. William Brockedon and George Croly wrote much of the text, Croly writing the historical, and Brockedon the descriptive portions.

Described as "one of the art-publishing sensations of the mid-Victorian period", it exceeded all other earlier lithographic projects in scale, and was one of the most expensive publications of the nineteenth century. Haghe has been described by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as "the best and most prolific lithographer of the time".

David Roberts RA RBA (24 October 1796 – 25 November 1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–40). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841.

Louis Haghe (17 March 1806 – 9 March 1885) was a Belgian lithographer and watercolourist."
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Artist: David Roberts

Date of Painting: 1/1/1839

Date of Your Photograph: 1/1/2019

Medium of Painting: color lithograph by watercolor

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