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TWO ENGLISH RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
TWO ENGLISH RECTANGULAR PLAQUES

PROBABLY DERBY, CIRCA 1845

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TWO ENGLISH RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
PROBABLY DERBY, CIRCA 1845
Finely painted in the manner of David Roberts with majestic topographical Orientalists views of pilgrims before Holy landmarks, one possibly of Tyre from the Isthmus; the other possibly of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
6½ x 8½ in. (16.5 x 21.5 cm.), within deep giltwood frames with scroll-pierced edges (2)

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David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish topographical artist who toured the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia in the late 1830s. It is likely that the present views are based on the sketches he compiled. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of scripture history published as lithographs by Louis Haghe with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly and William Brockedon, London, 1842-1849.
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