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   D. R. ;
   Scottish actress Margaret McLachlan (1xxx-18xx) in 1820
   daughter Christine (1821-1xxx)
   1796 in Duncan's Land, Edinburgh, Scotland
   shoemaker John Roberts (1xxx-1xxx)
   apprenticed for seven years to the house painter & decorator Gavin Beugo, his fellow apprentice being David Ramsay Hay; studied art in the evenings
   Scotland, UK
   Egypt and Nubia from drawings made on the spot by D. Roberts (1842-49) ; Jennings' landscape annual for 1838, Spain & Morocco ; Twenty-four lithographs of Israel (1839) ; Voyage en Egypte ;
   In 1819, Roberts became scene painter at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh, since 1822 in London scenic designer; elected as a Royal Academician in 1841
   artist ->Joseph Nash ; lithographer ->Louis Haghe ; engineer, traveller, and pioneer of egyptology ->Giovanni Battista Belzoni ;
   geographical and topographical lithography ; ;
   Klingender 1968/74: 142 ; James Ballantine: The Life of David Roberts R. A. , compiled from Roberts's journals & other sources with etchings & pen-and-ink sketches by the artist (Edinburgh 1866) ;
   Scottish painter and scenographer, who illustrated travel reports, most importantly the "Narrative of the Operations ... in Egypt and Nubia" by ->Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Active in Egypt and near East (1838-1840).

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