Nablus under David Roberts brush
David Roberts was born is Scotland in 1796. He achieved a respectable reputation as an artist prior to 1838 when he traveled to Egypt and the Holy Land to paint the monuments, architecture and people.
He painted these six Nablus landscapes on his way from Jerusalem to Nazareth. Upon his return to England, his works were published (in conjunction with the lithographer Louis Haghe) in a six volume set, in which all 248 lithographs were hand colored. The first three volumes depicted Egypt and Nubia; the second three, the Holy Land.
The set, which was sold by subscription, was an immediate success. Roberts was admitted to the Royal Academy and he continued to travel and paint until his death in 1864.
Fountain of Jacob at Sichem
Entrance to Nablous
Jacob's Well at Shechem
Ruins of the Church of Saint John, Sebaste
Sabaste, Ancient Samaria
The tomb of Joseph at Shechem