DAVID ROBERTS Autograph letter Signed.
British (Scottish) painter.
ALS. 1p. 7 Fitzroy Square. June 13th 1850. To William Loader.
"In reply to your communication of yesterday. If Mr Scholes would give the Society the benefit of his remarks from his knowledge of the Holy City, I can only here again repeat that any drawings of mine connected with Jerusalem are heartily at his service, otherwise I must decline saying anything further on the subject".
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Small piece of old album leaf attached to blank verso, else fine.
David Roberts was the leading orientalist painter of the 19th century. Encouraged by J.M.W. Turner, David Roberts made a series of long tours of Egypt and the Holy Land, making many paintings and drawings, which, on his return, were reproduced in lithograph and which enjoyed huge sales and popularity. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1841. Mr. Scholes is probably a misspelling of Joseph John Scoles, the explorer and archaeologist, who made several expeditions to Palestine and Jerusalem and with whom David Roberts is known to have collaborated on several projects.