Nearly forgotten but glorious art, envisionings and historical oddments from the back corners of the internet
Visions of a Levant that isn’t coming back. Plates from drawings by Scottish artist David Roberts (1796-1864). Most of these being of Sinai but not entirely. All of them taken from the website of Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps and Books.
David Roberts first sketched in his journals “on the spot” the vaious subjects which, on returning to London, he transcribed into finished paintings and watercolors. These then formed the basis of the lithographs drawn and printed by Louis Haghe. It is interesting to note that in some instances Roberts’ original drawings were twice or three times the size of the published print, which indicated the skill of Haghe and his assistants in transferring Roberts’ designs onto lithographic stones.
On a voyage to see how much mileage I can get from the creative ability and eye for images that my family thought was useless. On line art curator, fiction writer and now blogger. Historian's daughter. Follow me . . .even I have no idea where I'm going next.
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