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Last NameRoberts    
Given NameDavid    
alt. NamesD. R. ;     
MarriageScottish actress Margaret McLachlan (1xxx-18xx) in 1820    
Childrendaughter Christine (1821-1xxx)    
Year born1796 in Duncan's Land, Edinburgh, Scotland    
Year died1864    
Place of death    
Father's occupationshoemaker John Roberts (1xxx-1xxx)    
Relatives    
Educationapprenticed for seven years to the house painter & decorator Gavin Beugo, his fellow apprentice being David Ramsay Hay; studied art in the evenings    
Country of ActivityScotland, UK    
Worked forEgypt and Nubia from drawings made on the spot by D. Roberts (1842-49) ; Jennings' landscape annual for 1838, Spain & Morocco ; Twenty-four lithographs of Israel (1839) ; Voyage en Egypte ;    
PatronageIn 1819, Roberts became scene painter at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh, since 1822 in London scenic designer; elected as a Royal Academician in 1841    
Collaboratorsartist ->Joseph Nash ; lithographer ->Louis Haghe ; engineer, traveller, and pioneer of egyptology ->Giovanni Battista Belzoni ;    
Techniquesgeographical and topographical lithography    
Sample(s)http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-6328-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 ;    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Roberts_%28painter%29 ;    
Published sourcesKlingender 1968/74: 142 ; James Ballantine: The Life of David Roberts R. A. , compiled from Roberts's journals & other sources with etchings & pen-and-ink sketches by the artist (Edinburgh 1866) ;    
otherScottish painter and scenographer, who illustrated travel reports, most importantly the "Narrative of the Operations ... in Egypt and Nubia" by ->Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Active in Egypt and near East (1838-1840).    
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