TALK: David Purdie & Evie Jamieson
Club Room, 21 September, 12noon.
Members: Free | Member’s guests: £5.00.
David Roberts, RA.
( Lo! The hunter of the East.... )
...has caught the Sultan’s turret, in a noose of Light. This first quatrain of the Rubaiyat captures the work of this remarkable artist. Born in 1796, the son of a souter (cobbler) in Stockbridge, Roberts made several expeditions o the Levant. His superbly detailed paintings literally awakened the West to ancient Egypt, Arabia & the Holy Land. Elected RA in 1841, his patrons included Queen Victoria & Prince Albert.