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 David Roberts

David Roberts

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Death 25 Nov 1864 (aged 68)
Burial West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Plot 15280, Square 38
Memorial ID 9670456 · View Source
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Scottish Painter. During his extensive travels abroad he sketched local scenery and costume. His drawings of Spain were published as colorful lithographs in the series Picturesque Sketches in Spain during the years 1822 and 1823. His greatest work however, issued in six volumes and containing nearly 250 chromolithographs is of views of the Middle East. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, travelling some 800 miles south from Cairo, and he painted the temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. In 1839 he undertook the second part of his journey, leaving Cairo in the company of two friends, travelling through Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra, and continuing on up through the Holy Land and into modern day Lebanon. Having visited the most remarkable places from Dan to Beersheba, he finally returned home after some eleven months.He was most captivated by the temples at Edfu and Philae, drawing them from many different perspectives. His works have been praised and admired for their accuracy in depicting the architecture, costume, culture and landscapes of the Middle East.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 18 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9670456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Roberts (24 Oct 1796–25 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9670456, citing West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .