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The Holy Tree of Meterah, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849.

Roberts, David, 1796-1864.
Date
1 July 1849

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Description

The Coptic and Greek Christians believe this ancient sycamore tree to be the one under which the Holy Family rested when they fled from Bethlehem into Egypt to avoid the persecution of Herod

Lettering

The Holy Tree, Meterah ; David Roberts R.A. L. Haghe lith

Publication/Creation

London (20 Threadneedle Street) : F.G. Moon, 1 July 1849.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph with tint plate, with watercolour and gum arabic.

Publications note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 1, 272.III.101

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33800i

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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  • English

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