David Roberts - Jacob’s Well at Shechem - 1844

David Roberts - Jacob’s Well at Shechem - 1844

Jacob's Well, also known as Jacob's fountain and Well of Sychar) is a deep well hewn of solid rock that has been associated in religious tradition with Jacob for roughly two millennia. It is situated a short distance from the archaeological site of Tell Balata, which is thought to be the site of biblical Shechem. The well currently lies within the complex of an Eastern Orthodox monastery of the same name, in the city of Nablus in the West Bank. 

David Roberts RA (24 October 1796, Edinburgh – 25 November 1864, London) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. 

Source: Wikipedia.

 

Artist: David Roberts, published by F.G. Moon (London, 1944).

Medium: Polychrome lithograph.

Condition: Excellent condition.

Dimensions: 39 x 55 cm. / 15 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.

Frame: Sold without frame.

Origin: Scotland.