View of Damascus Gate with Camel Drivers


Caffi’s original work (c.1844) was an oil painting on board. This canvas print shows Damascus Gate, which was built in 1542 and is the main entrance into the Old City of Jerusalem. The hard-working camels were valuable for carrying goods and for transport, and were still common in Jerusalem streets up to the advent of cars in the 1920s. Courtesy of Bridgeman Images.

Medium: Premium fine art print on 100% cotton canvas suitable for framing or stretching

Size: 30 x 38 cm/11.8 x 14.9 in

About the Artist: Ippolito Caffi

Known as the most modern and original artist of his time, Ippolito Caffi (1809-1866) was an Italian painter famed for his brilliant use of light. A tireless traveller, his paintings immortalize the soul of the places and people he encountered during his travels. He drowned when the ship from which he was painting the Battle of Lissa was destroyed.