Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During ye Years 1832 & 1833
David Roberts was a Scottishlandscape 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.
Jane Haining (1897-1944) is the only Scottish
person to be officially recognized as Righteous Among the Nations for her
humanitarian actions during the Second World War and the Holocaust. She was a
Church of Scotland missionary and teacher in Budapest, Hungary, and lost her
life for her convictions.
She was responsible
for the care and education of dozens of Jewish students, and refused to leave
their side when the war broke out. She was eventually captured by the Gestapo,
and sent to various concentration camps. She eventually died in Auschwitz in