David Roberts (1796–1864, Scotland)

Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833

David Roberts was a Scottish landscape painter, known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841.

Jarena Lee –  Lithograph by P.S. Duval

Jarena Lee (February 11, 1783 – 1864)  was the first female preacher of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of America. Approved to preach by Bishop Richard Allen following her pious exhortation during a visiting minister’s sermon, she spent many years walking the entire country, preaching the gospel. She wrote an eloquent account of her religious experience and had her autobiography printed in 1836 and an updated version printed in 1849. 

La Samaritaine - Sarah Bernhardt (1899). Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939). Original lithograph from “Les Maitre de L'Affiches” series. Imprimerie Chaix, Paris.

Bernhardt played Photina, a girl from the Samaria district of ancient Palestine, who become a supporter of Jesus and leads her whole tribe in converting to Christianity. For his poster, Mucha chose a scene from the second act in which the girl carries around a large water jar.