David Roberts, "Cairo, Looking West" (detail), 1839
June 4 – August 27, 2022
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
David Roberts (Scottish, 1796-1864) was a self-taught painter who rose from the depths of poverty and obscurity in Edinburgh to become one of the most celebrated artists and travelers of his generation. The exhibition features prints, drawings, and watercolors of the Iberian Peninsula and the Middle East on loan from Ken and Linda Sheppard, the Yale Center for British Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, and the Huntington Library, Museum, and Garden.