Original crayon type colour lithographs on a vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 31.5 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 17 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 6.7 inch.
Plate: ‘Wilderness of Engedi.’ (Ein Gedi (Bible Engedi) is an oasis in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, close to Masada and the caves of Qumran.) This scarse original old antique print / lithograph originates from: ‘The Life of Christ.’, by F.W. Farrar, published in 1874 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York. Not all editions of this work appear to have incorporated these particular plates.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is F.W. (Frederic) Farrar (1831-1903), at one time a minister in London’s famous Westminster Abbey and later Dean of Canterbury in England. The designer of the plates in this work is the reknown David Roberts (1796-1864) a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a great series of detailed prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced during the 1840s from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838-1840). This work, and his large oil paintings of similar subjects, made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. The printer of these plates is the firm of Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd, a reknown London lithography and printing firm, and its founder and lithographer Vincent Brooks (1815-1885). We do not know the exact lithographer of these plates, which could be Roberts, his lithographer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) or Brooks. Anyone who can clarify this will be greatly appreciated.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from as visible on image or in margins only.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-ENGEDI-ISRAEL-EIN GEDI-ROBERTS