THE FIRST SIGHT OF JERUSALEM, NEBI SAMWIL (NO. 2).

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James McBey


The First Sight of Jerusalem, Nebi Samwil (No. 2).

Etching, 1920.
Image size 10 3/4 x 18" (27.8 x 45.9 cm).
Good condition, printed on 18th-century laid paper.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 57650
Price: $1,400.00
Publisher :
"At dawn on November 22nd, 1917, British troops who had sheltered for the night in an old Turkish trench on the ridge of Nebi Samwil obtain the first sight of Jerusalem, whose domes and minarets are seen faintly along the distant sky-line. Further off, in the centre, is the Mount of Olives. The smoke of an exploded shrapnel-shell hangs dark in the air, and another shell has burst down the ridge to the right." - Hardie/CarterSigned in ink. Inscribed "X." Titled and dated in plate "22 November 1917." 20th Century Subjects , Historical , World War I

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