Leading to the temple
Mortimer L Menpes
22 Feb 1855 - 01 Apr 1938
Closely related to a drawing reproduced in Menpes' book 'Japan, a record in colour', Adam & Charles Black, London, 1901, pg.38, in reverse with different figures in the foreground. The composition may have originated on Menpes first trip to Japan in 1886.
etching, drypoint printed in black ink on cream laid paper
13.6 x 17.4 cm platemark; 22.2 x 27.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
signed l.r., pencil "Mortimer Menpes imp". Signed and dated within plate to print l.r. "Mortimer Menpes 1914".
Bequest of Annette Margaret Dupree 2015
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Gary Morgan, The etched works of Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938). Volume 3: etchings, 1901-1913, Adelaide, 2012, 52 (illus.). cat. raisonné no. 529