Material Information

Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Roberts, David, 1796-1864
רוברטס, דוד, 1796-1864 ( contributor )
Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885 ( lithographer )
Colour lithograph ( medium )
H68 x W54 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Gaza ( lcsh )
قطاع غزة
רצועת עזה
آسيا -- فلسطين -- قطاع غزة -- غزة
אסיה -- פלסטין -- רצועת עזה -- עזה
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Palestine -- Gaza Strip -- Gaza
31.5 x 34.46667


David Roberts (1796-1864) is best known for his folios of views of Palestine and Egypt, executed during his visit there in 1838-9. These were originally published by Francis Graham Moon in London between 1842 and 1849, and re-issued as a bound octavo volume in black and white, The Holy Land, Syria, Idomea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (London, 1855-6). The work of the Belgian lithographer Louis Haghe in producing these prints from Roberts’ drawings, using the new double tintstone technique, was greatly admired. -- Roberts’ folios were the first illustrated works on the landscape and architecture of the Middle East that emphasised image over text, and that were produced to such high standards. Roberts and Moon marketed the lithographs aggressively with a touring exhibition in 1841, and dedicated the work to Queen Victoria. (Text by Tom Tomlinson, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Roberts, David, 1796-1864 : 32031417
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 105
General Note:
From: David Roberts, R.A., Views From the Holy Land, 1841.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.