David Roberts

1796 - 1864

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David Roberts (24 October 1796 – 25 November 1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Roberts has received more than 64,623 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. David Roberts is the 917th most popular painter (down from 689th in 2019), the 1,781st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,447th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, David Roberts ranks 917 out of 2,023Before him are Cornelis de Vos, Christen Købke, Muqi, Giampietrino, Emile Claus, and Pedro Américo. After him are Il Pordenone, Amrita Sher-Gil, Barthel Beham, Coppo di Marcovaldo, Andrea Schiavone, and Gutzon Borglum.

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Among people born in 1796, David Roberts ranks 24Before him are Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz, Asher Brown Durand, August von Platen-Hallermünde, and François Mignet. After him are Carl Ludwig Blume, Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao, Karl Ernst Claus, Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia, Walter Hunt, and John Stevens Henslow. Among people deceased in 1864, David Roberts ranks 25Before him are Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Jean-Jacques Ampère, Aimable Pélissier, Antoinette de Mérode, Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria, and Stephen Foster. After him are Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Anton Schindler, Karl Ernst Claus, Jakob Lorber, Christian Ludwig Brehm, and Henryk Dembiński.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Roberts ranks 1,781 out of 8,785Before him are Keith Flint (1969), William Sealy Gosset (1876), Fred West (1941), Henry More (1614), Raymond Williams (1921), and William Buckland (1784). After him are Stephen Toulmin (1922), William Jones (1675), Derek Jarman (1942), Shakin' Stevens (1948), Clarke Abel (1780), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, David Roberts ranks 29Before him are Sidney Paget (1860), Helen Allingham (1848), John Collier (1850), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), James Gillray (1756), and Pieter de Molijn (1595). After him are Matthew Paris (1200), Vanessa Bell (1879), Roger Fry (1866), Walter Crane (1845), George Frederic Watts (1817), and Richard Parkes Bonington (1801).