Study of the 'Pools of Solomon'
English School, 19th century
Dimensions: 16.5 x 32.8 cm
Titled 'Pools of Solomon' and dated '14 April 1862', bottom left-hand corner.
Study from the sketchbook, 'Sketches in the East', of 'J.D.T', an as yet unidentified English watercolour artist. Located c. 5km south west of Bethlehem, the pools provided water for an aquaduct system supplying Bethlehem and Jerusalem. The walls of the Ottoman fort built in 1620 rise above the highest of the 3 cisterns.