Folio Lithographs by David Roberts

Folio Lithographs by David Roberts

Folio Lithographs by David Roberts


A wonderful set of 2 authentic hand coloured folio lithographs by David Roberts from the Standard First Edition, 1842-49. Both Lithographs are professionally framed.

Thebes. (The Colossi of Memnon seen from the Southwest)

One of the more sought after lithograph of the famous Colossi of Memnon, folio size plate with original hand colouring.

Temple of Edfou Ancient Appolinopolis upper Egypt

The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC, also with original hand colouring.

David Roberts’ lithographs (produced from watercolor sketches he made in Egypt during the late 1830’s) were the inspiration of many of the visual details in A Cat Out of Egypt. A Scottish painter born in 1796, Roberts spent his early career years as a scene painter for various theatres in Scotland and England. Thanks to the encouragement of J.M.W. Turner, the well-known “painter of light,” Roberts eventually abandoned scene-painting entirely and turned to fine art. Hoping to capitalize on the current popularity of all things ancient Egyptian, he toured Egypt, Nubia, and what is now Israel, Syria, and Jordan, from 1838 – 1840, sketching archaeological and contemporary scenes. The Standard Folio First Edition was limited to 500 sets only. First Edition David Roberts Lithographs have been highly collectible and are a great investment for the future.

Great Britain, 1842-1849
Great condition

Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 inch (61 cm x 42 cm)
The captioned image: 19.5 x 13 inch (50 cm x 33 cm)

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