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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 57,894 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 25 in 2019). David Roberts is the 692nd most popular painter (down from 653rd in 2019), the 1,452nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,372nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, David Roberts ranks 692 out of 1,421Before him are Jacob Philipp Hackert, Francesco Squarcione, Amédée Ozenfant, Lippo Memmi, Agostino Tassi, and Jan Kupecký. After him are Anton Ažbe, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Emanuel de Witte, Carolus-Duran, Giovanni Baglione, and Frans Masereel.

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Among people born in 1796, David Roberts ranks 19Before him are Asher Brown Durand, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony, James Bowie, Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Ang Duong. After him are Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Karl Ernst Claus, Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel, and Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz. Among people deceased in 1864, David Roberts ranks 21Before him are Princess Charlotte of Denmark, Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Jean-Jacques Ampère, Hong Tianguifu, Aimable Pélissier, and Antoinette de Mérode. After him are Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Stephen Foster, Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria, Jakob Lorber, Konstanty Kalinowski, and Juan José Flores.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, David Roberts ranks 1,452 out of 7,765Before him are Donovan (1946), Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (1864), Anthony Trollope (1815), Edward the Exile (1016), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), and Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800). After him are Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Vidal Sassoon (1928), Frances de la Tour (1944), Ethel Smyth (1858), Lorna Wing (1928), and John Graunt (1620).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, David Roberts ranks 19Before him are Edmund Leighton (1852), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Thomas Cole (1801), Thomas Lawrence (1769), John William Godward (1861), and Evelyn De Morgan (1855). After him are John Martin (1789), Sidney Paget (1860), George Stubbs (1724), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), and Walter Crane (1845).