CSONTVÁRY KOSZTKA, Tivadar
(b. 1853, Kisszeben, d. 1919, Budapest)

View of the Dead Sea from the Temple Square in Jerusalem

1905
Oil on canvas, 127 x 262 cm
Janus Pannonius Múzeum, Pécs

A descriptive picture like this is highly unusual in Csontváry's oevre. The picture can be considered as a preliminary study for "Baalbek" (1906). It was seriously damaged during the war. Restoration failed to recover its original atmosphere.