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Watercolour - Chancel of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
  • Chancel of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
    Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864
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Chancel of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.887

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 32

Physical description

On the back, The Doorway, Baalbec

Artist/maker

Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with colour notes; impressed with stamp JDH
JDH is the stamp of J. D. Harding

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Width: 33.2 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Phillips, [26] Nov, 1973 [P75], £38, [with SD.888]'.

Historical context note

SD.887 and SD.888 may be sketches made in connection with the lithography of two plates in Roberts, Holy Land, 1842-9, Vol.II, [Pls.43 & 37], (1855 edn., Vol.II, Pls.87 & 81). Despite the poor quality of the draughtsmanship, the inscriptions are very similar to Roberts's hand. Nevertheless, since James Duffield Harding (1798-1863) was originally asked to do some of the lithographs in the series, the drawings could be by him or a studio assistant; eventually all the lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. See Ballantine, p.141 and Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Chancel of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. On the back, The Doorway, Baalbec. Copy after David Roberts RA

Subjects depicted

Gates; Temples; Chancel

Categories

Paintings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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