Paintings > Old City - Jerusalem 19th C. : 2002

In my exploration of early photographic records, I cam across pictures of Jerusalem taken from the Mt. of Olives, in 1845. These were remarkable hand colored-black and white pictures of the Temple Mount. These early 19th c. records of Jerusalem devoid of modern contrivances or people, are striking. The process of laying paint strokes emphasizes the distance from a profoundly ancient place.