David Roberts: A collection of 209 works (HD)

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Firmin Baes: A collection of 88 works (HD) Description: "Firmin Baes was a painter, pastellist and illustrator of great merit, born in Brussels in April 1874. He was the pupil of his father, the artist and architect Henri Baes, and also of the important Belgian artist Leon Frederic. Firmin painted genre scenes and figure studies, and was a specialist at pastel. Indeed, his pastels are his most popular and sought after works and have reached exceptionally high prices at auction. For example, his pastel “Centre of Attention” fetched approximately £50,000 at auction in New York in 1995, and his Portrait of Mrs Brandt-Witlocks sold for about £44,000 in Amsterdam in 1997. He is renowned for superb technical facility and also a great use of colour. Patrick Berko notes of Baes in his Dictionary of Belgian Painters: “Where Baes shows his superiority is not so much in his amazing scientific technique but in his very real sense of decoration. One is often astounded at the skill of his composition and his layout. Firmin Baes is a virtuoso of the pastel.” In Brussels Museum there is a pastel by him entitled ‘Maternity’." --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters (By donating at least 50$ you'll have acces to all artworks (JPEG files) collection already posted on this channel!) LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support!

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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia, David Roberts. First Editions 1842-1849.

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. From Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions, by the Revd. George Croly, LL.D. Lithographed by Louis Haghe; [together with:] — Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. London: F. G. Moon, 1842–49. You can view our first edition of The Holy Land on our UK site here: http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/rare-books/catalogue-118/the-holy-land-syria-idumea-arabia-egypt-nubia-from-drawings-made-on-the-spot-with-historical-descriptions-by-the-revd-george-croly-ll-d-lithographed-by-louis-haghe-together-with/ Or alternatively on our U.S. site here: https://www.peterharringtonbooks.com/david-roberts/the-holy-land-syria-idumea-arabia-egypt-nubia-from-drawings-made-on-the-spot-with-historical-descriptions-by-the-revd-george-croly-ll-d-lithographed-by-louis-haghe-together-with/127329/ Presented by Adam Douglas, Senior Specialist in Literature at Peter Harrington Rare Books - http://www.peterharrington.co.uk & http://www.peterharringtonbooks.com/ 2 works, together 6 volumes, large folio (60 x 46 cm). Contemporary red half morocco by Hayday & Co., spines richly gilt, matching morocco-grain cloth sides, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Holy Land: 122 tinted lithographed plates (two vignette titles and 120 plates), uncoloured engraved map; Egypt: 124 tinted lithographed plates (three vignette titles and 121 plates), uncoloured engraved map; all plates in the scarcest format, finely coloured by hand, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of watercolours, as issued, mounted on guards throughout. Slight rippling to some of the plates, occasional light foxing to guards; overall an excellent set, the images clean and the delicate hand-colouring vivid and fresh. First editions, the complete set in the preferred deluxe coloured format. "Roberts's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. The Holy Land was offered in three formats: single tint lithographs in paper wrappers; proofs in portfolios; and, the grandest and most expensive format, coloured and mounted in portfolios, as here, at twice the price of the cheapest format. The completion of the publishing project, Egypt and Nubia, was similarly published in three formats between 1846 and 1849, though this time the price of the deluxe coloured-and-mounted format was three times the price of the simplest format. David Roberts, RA (1796–1864), enjoyed a wide popularity in his day for his European views, but his outstanding success was certainly The Holy Land, and it is on this that the modern appreciation of his work is based. In August 1838 he arrived in Alexandria to start a carefully planned enterprise. It is claimed that he was the first European to have unlimited access to the mosques in Cairo, under the proviso that he did not commit desecration by using brushes made from hog’s bristle. Leaving Cairo, he sailed up the Nile to record the monuments represented in the Egypt & Nubia division of the work, travelling as far as Wadi Halfa and the Second Cataract. At the time of publication it was these views that excited the most widespread enthusiasm. An exhibition of the original drawings was opened in London in 1840. They created a considerable stir and drew praise from Ruskin. The exhibition catalogue also served as a prospectus for the projected work, and was apparently very successful in bringing forward subscribers, without whom any work of this size would have been doomed. The work was subsequently published in a variety of smaller formats. In a dramatic gesture, the lithographic stones for the original large format work were broken at an auction of the remaining plates in December 1853 so that the originals could never be reproduced. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia. David Roberts. https://youtu.be/o3Irh82qwAk

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David Roberts: A collection of 209 works (HD)

Description: "Scottish painter. The son of a shoemaker, he was apprenticed to a house-painter. From 1816 until 1830 he was employed in the theatre to design and paint stage scenery, first in Edinburgh and Glasgow and after 1822 in London. While in Scotland he met and worked with Clarkson Stanfield and later collaborated with him in London on dioramas and panoramas.

Roberts exhibited his first easel painting in London in 1824 and at the Royal Academy in 1826 (View of Rouen Cathedral, no. 221; untraced).

In common with other contemporary painters of picturesque topography and architecture, such as Stanfield, J. D. Harding and James Holland, Roberts undertook journeys abroad in search of exotic or impressive subjects. He made his first visit to Spain in 1832-3, one of the first British artists to travel there. From Spain, Roberts briefly visited Morocco; later he made watercolours from sketches by other artists for engraving in T. H. Horne's Landscape Illustrations of the Bible (1836). These encounters with the oriental world, in the context of contemporary interest in exotic places, especially the lands of the Bible, encouraged him to undertake a tour of the Near East in 1838. He was one of the first independent and professional British artists to experience the Orient at first hand.

Roberts arrived in Jerusalem at Easter 1839, having travelled from Egypt via Sinai and Petra; later he continued north to Lebanon and departed from Beirut in May. His drawings show his ability to create visually effective compositions from a variety of subjects.

Roberts's eastern compositions reached a wide audience through 247 lithographs made by Louis Haghe. Originally published in parts, these were later bound into six volumes as The Holy Land, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842-9.

He was elected ARA in 1838 and RA in 1841."

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