David Roberts - The Sea of Tiberias, Looking towards Bashan - Impressive hand-painted lithograph, signed in the plate. Plate No. 36 from: The Holy Land, Syria, Edom, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia. London, Day & Son, June 1855.
David Roberts [1796-1864] who began his career as a set painter and had no formal training in art, became famous following an 11-month trip to the Middle East between 1838-9, when he painted almost everything in his path, and returned to London with 272 drawings. He converted the drawings into lithographs, which were distributed to the general public, most of whom encountered authentic sights from Eretz Israel and the surrounding area for the first time. Roberts' works are considered the first and most important of the 19th century, and they provided an initial and vivid description of Eretz Israel to the Europeans who, until that time, had only become acquainted with the landscapes of the country from sacred writings.
Board: 29x21 cm. Very good condition.