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Title

A sunny street, Cairo

1912-1913


Artist

Mortimer L Menpes

Australia, England

22 Feb 1855 - 01 Apr 1938


About

This work is most likely based on a composition from Menpes' journey to Egypt in 1893. The title is taken from an impression in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Details


Other Titles

Eastern street scene

A street scene, Cairo


Place where the work was made

Pangbourne Berkshire England


Date

1912-1913


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, drypoint, printed in black ink with plate tone on cream machine wove paper


Edition

from an edition of 50


Dimensions

15.1 x 13.4 cm platemark; 27.0 x 16.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Mortimer Menpes imp". Not dated.


Credit

D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2015


Location

Not on display


Accession number

72.2015


Artist information

Mortimer L Menpes

Works in the collection

9


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Gary Morgan, The etched works of Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938). Volume 2: etchings, 1901-1913, Adelaide, 2012, 314 (illus.). cat. raisonné no. 474