Title: Hall of Columns at Karnak, Thebes
Medium: Engraving on paper
Dimensions: 14 × 9 3/4 in. (35.6 × 24.8 cm)
Signed: David Robers, R.A. Lithograph, lower right
Inscription: "Part of the Hall of Columns at Karnak_Thebes, London. Published by F.G. Moon, 20 Theadneedle , St. Mary 1st 1847" in lower margin.
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth and Julia Carlander. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
David Roberts lithographs were produced from 1842-49 by the publisher F.G. Moon, then having their offices on 20 Threadneedle Street in London. The cost of the expensive endeavour was partly offset by subscriptions from well-to-do British subjects including Charles Dickens, the famous publisher John Murray, the young artist and writer John Ruskin, as well as Queen Victoria, Mehemet Ali, the Pasha of Egypt, and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.