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A digital painting using classics in DAP, Gimp & FastStone of The Ferry to Giza, Egypt 1838
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The original image was obtained from from the copyright free source:
‘The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia’ by David Roberts 1838.

David Roberts Scottish painter born Stockbridge, Edinburgh 24 October 1796 died London 25 November 1864.

In 1838 and 1839, David Roberts spent eleven months travelling and sketching throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and through Sinai to Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, and Lebanon. The 247 lithographs that Belgian engraver Louis Haghe then produced at the rate of one a month from the drawings executed during Roberts’ trip were published in six volumes as “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia” (1842-1846) and “Egypt and Nubia” (1846-1849).

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  • M-A-K
    M-A-Kabout 3 years ago

    This is absolutely brilliant work ,a marvelous piece of art
    thank you for your kind visit and encouragement :)

  • Thank you :)
    I love working on these old 19th century book illustrations and bringing them back to life and in the public eye.
    Of course the real work was done by David Roberts when he was sitting on a pyramid in Egypt :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Awesome work Dennis wonderful image thanks for the history also

  • Thank you very much Maggie :)
    I really appreciate your support of my work :)
    All the best

    – Dennis Melling

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS! Your beautiful work can be viewed in the

  • Many, many, thanks Kira :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work Dennis!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 3 years ago


    Please go Here and imediately place your wonderful image into our November Daily Double challenge!
    Thanks! Dee

  • Thank you Diane :):):)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, Dennis! Congrats on your Daily Double selection! Dee

  • Thank you Diane :)
    Your Comments and Selections are very welcome :)
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • andy551
    andy551about 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful,

  • Thank you very much Andy :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding work Dennis!!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

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    luvapples down...over 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much :)
    Glad you like the image of the olde worlde Nile

    – Dennis Melling

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