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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Caption:
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Artist:
Hughes, Myra Kathleen
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Chromolithography
Engraver:
Hughes, Myra Kathleen
Author:
Anon.
Title of Publication:
The Studio - Vol 73 - no 299
Publisher:
Offices of The Studio "The Studio" Ltd.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1918
Curator Comment:
'The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art' - was among the most widely-read international art periodicals, from the time of its foundation in London in the early 1890s. Part of its success can be attributed to the fact that it was one of the first art magazines to employ photo-mechanical printing technologies, ensuring its readers enjoyed high quality reproductions.
Note on artwork:
In 1917, Wexford-born artist Myra K. Hughes journeyed to Palestine, and contributed a written and visual account of her travels to the art periodical 'The Studio'. Hughes’s practice was to work directly from nature in a selective manner, interpreting rather than transcribing the scenes before her. This image, after the original watercolour, is an elevated view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Beyond the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock shrine is visible.
References:
Snoddy (2002)


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