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'Baalbec - Ruins of the Temple of Bacchus', David Roberts

Peter Betts, Education Officer at the Walker Art Gallery, gives a gallery talk on David Roberts's painting 'Baalbec - Ruins of the Temple of Bacchus', comparing it with Louis Daguerre's 'Ruins of Holyrood Chapel'. Peter discusses lithographs, the Baalbek world heritage site, David Roberts's remarkable life story and the emergence of daguerreotypes.

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Here are suggestions of webpages to browse while listening to our audio download of Peter Betts's Walker Art Gallery Artwork of the Month talk on David Roberts's painting 'Baalbec - Ruins of the Temple of Bacchus'.

Elsewhere on our site

Enlarged image of 'Baalbec - Ruins of the Temple of Bacchus'

Baalbek and David Roberts Images elsewhere on the web

Slideshow of the most 'interesting' photographs tagged 'baalbek' on Flickr (flash player required).

Slideshow of the most 'interesting' photographs tagged 'daguerreotype' on Flickr

David Roberts at Artcylopaedia - comprehensive list of David Roberts paintings at museums and galleries worldwide available to view online.

Unesco's World Heritage review of Baalbek


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