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The Cairo Portfolio: Gift Edition [Paperback]

David Roberts

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Feb. 15 2011 American University in Cairo Press
These handsome portfolios in a special new gift edition format contain ten fine art prints each of David Roberts's superb nineteenth-century lithographs of Egypt, ancient and modern. Between 1842 and 1849, on the basis of sketches made on the spot and aided by his excellent memory, David Roberts produced the drawings that Louis Haghe turned into prints published by Francis Graham Moon. These lithographs appeared in the original hand-painted deluxe edition. Published here on high-quality paper and suitable for framing, they reproduce architectural details, landscapes, and street scenes with an accuracy that today would be called photographic. These high-quality collections of prints celebrate the epic grandeur and fine detail of Roberts's views, in a format that complements his extraordinary artistic achievements.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: American University of Cairo Press; Gift edition (Feb. 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9774164288
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774164286
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 30 x 0.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g

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About the Author

David Roberts (1796-1864) was one of the most acclaimed landscape painters of his time. He made an extended trip to Egypt and the Holy Land in 1838-39, during which he made the series of drawings that brought him lasting fame.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice portfolio, marred by duplicates March 10 2012
By R. Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Being a big fan of David Roberts' work, I purchased the Cairo, the Egypt, the Pyramids and the Luxor Portfolios (3 from Amazon and 1 from [...] for comparison). First, the prints are excellent reproductions, the portfolios are all well made and the price from Amazon is fantastic given how expensive these lithographs can be if purchased separately(try [...] and[...]). I have one very nice lithograph of Petra, but simply can't afford to buy more at a single rate ($250 from another source) and then pay for framing. The downside was noted in another reviewer's notes on the selections included in the various portfolios. Each portfolio contains 10 lithograph reproductions assembled by The American University in Cairo Press. David Roberts created over 200 different lithographs, but sadly, the publishers on average duplicated 1-2 prints in every portfolio. For future reference, it would be nice if the product descriptions would include the actual contents of the various portfolios. Having said that, I will most likely purchase the remaining portfolio (The Nile Portfolio). I recently had 8 lithographs from the 4 purchased portfolios professionally matted and framed and they look amazing. I would recommend these to any David Roberts fan, despite the publisher's laziness in including dupes.
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