The Saladin citadel of Cairo, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1848.

  • Roberts, David, 1796-1864.
[1 December 1848]
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Qalʻat al-Jabal, Citadel of the mountain, or Muhammad Ali Citadel


[London (20 Threadneedle Street)] : [F.G. Moon], [1 December 1848]

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1 print : lithograph with two tint plates, with watercolour and gum arabic ; sheet 32.2 x 48.3 cm


The entrance to the citadel of Cairo ; David Roberts R.A. L. Haghe lith.


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

References note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 1, 272.III.102


Wellcome Collection 2853591i

Creator/production credits

David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838 to 1839. 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


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