David Roberts was not born to a privileged class, nor did he have the advantages of a cultured environment — what he did possess, however, were the greatest of all riches — talent, determination, faith, and a sense of adventure. David Roberts was born on October 24, 1796 in the small village of Stockbridge, Scotland near the capital of Edinburgh. His father, John Roberts, was a cobbler, and his mother, Christine, took in laundry.

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California Art Club Newsletter David Roberts by Elaine Adams