Mortimer MENPES, Breton child asleep. Enlarge 1 /1

Mortimer MENPES

Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1855 – Surrey, England 1938

  • England from 1875

Breton child asleep. [Study for 'Breton baby'. | Child in crib.] 1912-1913 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, etching and drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Mortimer Mempes imp'. inscribed lower right corner of sheet with Menpes's inventory number in black pencil, '210'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'Breton baby'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.6 h x 15.4 w cm sheet 17.5 h x 22.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.313
Subject: portrait, child
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Christie, Mason & Wood, Melbourne, May 1978.
  • From the auction, 'Australian historical and contemporary painting, drawing and prints, also European paintings and prints (sale 19)', Melbourne: Christie, Manson & Woods, 20 March 1978, lot 263 [part]