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David Roberts' 19th Century Hand Colored Lithograph, "Medinet Abou, Thebes"

1847

$2,380
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"Medinet Abou, Thebes" is a 19th century folio sized hand-colored lithograph from the Egypt and Nubia volume of David Roberts’ large folio edition, published in London by F. G. Moon in 1847. The lithographs were prepared by Louis Haghe (1806-1885) from drawings and 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. This hand-colored print is presented in a gold-colored wood frame with a decorative inner trim with a cream-colored double mat. It is in excellent condition. The print depicts the courtyard of the Temple of Medinet Abou, showing the remains of a Christian church, which had been built within it. Four additional David Roberts engravings identically framed and matted are available (three are hand colored and one is a tinted duo-tone), which would make a beautiful display grouping of two, three, four or five prints. Please see listings: LU117324672822, LU117324672762, LU117324672952, 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

  • Creator
    David Roberts (1796-1864, British)
  • Creation Year
    1847
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.25 in. (61.6 cm)Width: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #14451stDibs: LU117324672632

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