Title: The holy tree, Metereah
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Dimensions: 14 × 19 1/4 in. (35.6 × 48.9 cm)
Signed: David Roberts R.A., Lithograph, lower left
Inscription: The Holy Tree, Metereah, lower right
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of Bertha and Edward Waldee. 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.