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William Simpson
THE SAKRAH, THE SACRED ROCK, JERUSALEM
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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127
William Simpson
THE SAKRAH, THE SACRED ROCK, JERUSALEM
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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William Simpson
1823-1899
THE SAKRAH, THE SACRED ROCK, JERUSALEM
signed and dated W. Simpson/ 1889 (lower centre) and inscribed The Sakrah, The Sacred Rock, Jerusalem. (lower left)
watercolour and pencil
26 by 40cm., 10½ by 15¾in.
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Provenance

John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquis of Bute (1847-1900);
The Mount Stuart collection until 1996

Catalogue Note

The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. Initially completed in 691 CE. The Dome of the Rock is now one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.  It has been called 'Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark'. It's architecture and mosaics were patterned after nearby Byzantine churches and palaces. The octagonal plan of the structure may also have been influenced by the Byzantine Chapel of St Mary built on the road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The site's significance stems from religious traditions regarding the rock, known as the Foundation Stone, which bears great significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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London