Jerusalem and the Holy Land Rediscovered

The Prints of David Roberts (1796-1864)

Jerusalem and the Holy Land Rediscovered

Book Pages: 392 Illustrations: 147 illustrations, including 1 Published: February 1997

Art and Visual Culture > Art History, Religious Studies

Jerusalem and the Holy Land Rediscovered is comprised of 123 tinted and watercolored lithographs produced by the British artist, David Roberts, one of the first artists to travel extensively throughout the Holy Land in 1839.
Traveling from Egypt across the Suez to Mount Sinai, Petra, and Jerusalem, Roberts produced a large corpus of drawings and watercolors of all the major holy sites. These works formed the basis of the tinted lithographs published soon after his return to England, a collection which enjoyed immense popularity in England and the United States and provided the public the first glimpse of the biblical landscape and monuments known only by name.
This book reproduces for the first time in full color all 123 of Roberts’s lithographs along with the unabridged text by the Reverend George Croly, L.L.D. that accompanied the prints when they first appeared in 1842. Reproduced from one of the best preserved sets in the world, this rare edition has been in a private collection in Maryland since the 1850s and was recently acquired by the Duke University Museum of Art.



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W. D. Davies is G. W. Ivey Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School, Duke University.
Eric M. Meyers is a professor with the Department of Religion, Duke University.
Sarah Walker Schroth is a curator at the Duke University Museum of Art.

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Foreword / Michael P. Mezzatesta ix

Preface / Dennis M. Campbell xi

David Roberts and the Promised Land in Jewish and Christian Tradition / W. D. Davies 3

The British and American Rediscovery of the Holy Land in the Early Nineteenth Century and David Roberts / Eric M. Meyers 29

David Roberts in Context / Sarah Walker Schroth 39

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia / with original text by the Reverend George Croly, L.L.D. 51
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Second Prize, books division of the 1997 American Association of Musuems Publications Design Contest

Winner, Mary Ellen LoPresti Award

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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-938989-15-8
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