Auction 139, Lot 589

"Pool of Bethesda Jerusalem / Piscine de Bethsaide a Jerusalem",

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1804 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 9.5 inches
31 x 24.1 cm

This beautiful aquatint depicts the Pool of Bethesda, which is believed to be a place of healing, on the path of the Beth Zeta Valley. The Gospel of John describes the pool as being near the Sheep Gate and surrounded by five covered colonnades. Engraved by Luigi Mayer and published by R. Bowyer.


Condition: A

Watermarked paper with wide margins and original color. Light toning in blank margins, and an embossed stamp from L'Amateur, an antiquarian bookstore in Buenos Aires, in bottom blank margin. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/15/2012