David Roberts Lithographs: Egypt and the Holy Lands exhibition

Location : Sharjah Art Museum Date:10 June 2021 - 20 November 2021
David Roberts: Lithographs
David Roberts (1796 – 1864) was among the earliest independent artists from Britain to travel in the Near East. Arriving in Alexandria in September 1838 he sailed up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel and back to Cairo. From there he travelled across Sinai to Petra, and on to Hebron, Jerusalem and other holy places in Palestine. Continuing north via Nablus, Nazareth and Tiberias, he reached Lebanon, leaving Beirut for London in May 1839. During the next ten years he published 247 of his sketches as a series of lithographic prints in a monumental work, now known as The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia (published by F.G.Moon, London, in 6 volumes), 1842 – 49. This was the most ambitious lithographic work ever published in England. The selection of these prints on display represents both the extent of Roberts’s historic journey and the scope and variety of the places that he depicted.


Location :
The museum is located in the Arts Area, Al- Shuwaihiyeen, near Al-Corniche post office - Heart of Sharjah.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed

Visitors Health & Safety Measures During Covid-19

The museum is closed during the following days:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).

Entry Fees to the museum : Free
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