C1842
 (1849)

Ruins of The Church of St John Sebaste

The ruins of the Church of Saint John the Babtist is situated in the village of Sebaste, originally the ancient City of Samaria, around whose ruins the village stands.This Church was built on the spot where tradition says Christ was … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ruins of The Church of St John Sebaste

Date:

C1842
 (1849)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

original tinted lithographs-Handcoloured

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 145mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ruins of The Church of St John Sebaste - Antique Print from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1849

Description:

The ruins of the Church of Saint John the Babtist is situated in the village of Sebaste, originally the ancient City of Samaria, around whose ruins the village stands.This Church was built on the spot where tradition says Christ was imprisoned, martyed and buried. Like many other scene, Roberts leads the viewers eye from the interesting and detailed foreground of travellers resting and conversing, back up along the winding road leading to the softly portrayed ruins and village which sit high and central on the picture plain.

David Roberts (1796 - 1864)

Roberts was initially apprenticed as a house painter and then became a scene painter in theatres. Exhibiting from 1824 his fame came after publication of his most famous work, Egypt & the Holy Land, one of the most important records of these countries famous places and monuments.

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