|During the 19th century numerous artists and
photographers traveled to Jerusalem and recorded the sites they visited. Two of
the earliest and best known artists were Britishers William Bartlett, who made
the first of his three visits in 1834, and David Roberts, who arrived in 1839.
The illustrations of these, and other artists who followed them, were published
both as individual prints and in travel books, such as Bartlett's Walks about
Jerusalem or Henry Stebbing's The Christian in Palestine, that were
sold in Europe, the British Isles and the United States.
This virtual gallery contains a selection of those 19th century illustrations of Jerusalem by Bartlett, Roberts and other artists. Some are from individual prints and others from books such as Charles Wilson's Picturesque Palestine, one of the travel books that gave armchair travellers a look at the far off holy city
All images in the gallery are from prints in the author's collection. Most were obtained from Steve Bartrick's Antique Prints and Maps in Ross-on-Wye, England. Similar prints are available from Postaprint Antique Maps and Prints in Bucks, England. The three David Roberts First Edition Folio prints were obtained from Medina Arts in Seattle, WA.
The gallery contains both uncoloured and coloured prints. Except for the First Edition David Roberts prints, the recent hand colouring was done by a professional colourist in England. With regard to the colouring, the following is from one of Steve Bartrick's web pages:
Sit back and enjoy a visit to 19th century Jerusalem. If you visited the gallery prior to May 2004, you will find that a number of new prints and several maps have been added. These are indicated by * in the list below.
Images and photographs (© 2001, 2004) in the gallery are the property of James E. Lancaster and may not be used for any commercial or religous purpose, or added to web sites, without permission from the owner. Permission may be requested by e-mail to LJAMES1 at (i.e., @) ix.netcom.com (no spaces).
Views of Jerusalem from Outside the City Walls
City of David
Additional Sources of Prints and Photographs
David Robert's lithographs have been widely reproduced in book form. The four that I have are:
There are a number of books containing black and white photographs of Jerusalem taken in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They include photographs of many of the locations shown in the virtual gallery of prints. Six books that I have are:
Created February 2001