Jerusalem and the Holy Land Rediscovered

The Prints of David Roberts (1796-1864)

November 04, 1999–January 08, 2000

Traveling from Egypt across the Suez to Mt. Sinai, Petra, and Jerusalem, David Roberts produced a large corpus of drawings and watercolors of all the major holy sites. Roberts’s lithographs enjoyed immense popularity in England and the United States, providing the public with their first glimpse of the biblical landscapes and monuments known at that time only by name.