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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
SITE OF THE TEMPLE, JERUSALEM
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
SITE OF THE TEMPLE, JERUSALEM
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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David Roberts, R.A.
1796 - 1864
BRITISH
SITE OF THE TEMPLE, JERUSALEM
indistinctly signed David Roberts R. A. lower left, inscribed as titled lower right 
watercolour over pencil, heightened bodycolour
23.6 by 33.4 cm., 9 1/4 by 13 1/8 in.
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Provenance

Hildegard Fritz-Denneville Fine Arts, London
Purchased from the above by the present owner, 1975

Catalogue Note

Roberts looks from the south-east across the Valley of Jehoshaphat towards the Temple Mount. On the left the Al-Aqsa Mosque can be seen, while dominating the composition is the Dome of the Rock. On the right stands a minaret, likely to be that of the Al-Marwani Mosque, while below the city's eastern wall, Absalom’s Tomb is just visible.

This work was probably executed 'on-the-spot' and is considered to be the preliminary drawing for the ‘finished’ watercolour that Roberts created once back in England which was lithographed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land

We are very grateful to Briony Llewellyn for her help when cataloguing this lot.

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