1849 Copper Engraving Barclay Gate Jewish Wall Wailing Judaism Religious XHA2


This is an original 1849 black and white copper engraving of the Jews place of wailing. The wall is located north of "Barclay's Gate," and became a place where Jews could sit in sorrowful meditation. We are assuming that the artist of this image is W. H. Bartlett, and the engraver, J. Archer.

Period Paper is pleased to present a rare collection of copper-plate engravings depicting the Jewish antiquities and the Jewish War from a translation of Flavius Josephus' genuine works. Josephus (37-100 AD), was a Jewish historian and provided valuable information on the background of early Christianity, and of Judaism in the 1st century. These copper-plate engravings, which accompanied the manuscript, offer remarkable depth and vivid detailing. Please take a closer look at these images, as they are absolutely stunning in their contrast, and would look exceptional framed.


This 162+ year old Item is rated Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water staining. Please note there is a light brown spot seen in the bottom right corner of the image; it can be seen in the digital copy.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 8.5 inches; 25 x 22 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Architecture, prayer, E. H. Ball, Jerusalem, Israel, Abrahamic, Religious, Islam, Christianity, Stone, Meditation, Hebrew Bible, Kotel, Kothel, Koysl