The Sepulchre of Absalom.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1803.
Coloured aquatint. 310 x 395mm, 12¼ x 15½". Tape stains.
Absalom's Pillar, a rock-cut tomb in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), was a Italian-German artist commissioned who travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776-1794 as one of the earliest and most important late 18th century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His 3-volume work, "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire", contained 96 aquatints by Thomas Milton.
Abbey Travel 369.
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