Statues Outside the Temple of Abu Simbel

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by David Roberts / Wellcome Collection
published on 26 February 2021
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Statues outside the temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849 CE.

Wellcome Collection, London.

David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838 to 1839 CE. During his journey, Roberts produced a great number of sketches. He developed these into watercolours, which were the basis for the series of 247 lithographs called The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, published between 1842 and 1849 CE.

The entire series of 247 lithographs was divided into six volumes, which were also available as two separate publications of three volumes each. The three volumes of Middle Eastern subjects are called The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, often referred to as "The Holy Land". The remaining three volumes are called Egypt & Nubia.

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