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David Roberts

353 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #1210
Orientalism   •   David Roberts @ Wikipedia

Born into difficult economic conditions, David Roberts started painting surfaces at the age of eight. With the imitation of wood and marble David contributed to the household income of the family Roberts. Roberts began an apprenticeship with a decorative painter, left his Scottish home and made a name for himself as a painter for stage decorations. David had already made it to the best theaters in London when he exhibited his first oil painting in 1824.

Roberts first attracted a great deal of attention with the painting "The Interior of the Cathedral at Rouen". The talent David revealed with this painting moved him to devote himself to studio painting. Private assignments enabled David Roberts to fulfill his second passion, traveling. He regularly returned to Scotland, but also visited Germany, the Netherlands and France on his way to the Orient.

The impressions of his travels Roberts processed in his most important works. "The Isis Temple on the Island of Philes" shows the impressive architecture of the building and thus testified to Egyptian culture. Not only did David Roberts present his travel sketches as illustrations on a regular basis, he also interpreted the experience and became the author of a series of impressive travel guides. The culmination of his journey was a ride on the Nile. Robert's talent for landscape painting is clearly shown in the painting "approaching sandstorm in Giza". © Meisterdrucke

Temple of Sobek and Haroeris at ...
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Front Elevation of the Great Tem...
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Jerusalem from the Mount of Oliv...
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Banks of the Jordan, April 2nd 1...
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Grand Portico of the Temple of P...
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Temple of Horus, Edfu, from 'Egy...
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Temple of Horus, Edfu, from 'Egy...
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Triumphal Arch crossing the Ravi...
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Front Elevation of the Great Tem...
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Convent of St. Catherine, Mount ...
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Thebes, December 4th 1838, plate...
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0 | bodycolour, pencil and watercolour on wove paper

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0 | bodycolour, pencil and watercolour on wove paper

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1835 | watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper

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1835 | watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper

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Interior of the Temple at Esna, ...
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Interior of the Temple at Esna, ...
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1838 | pencil and watercolour on grey paper

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