Mortimer MENPES

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

  • England from 1875

Breton interior, Pot Aven. [Breton baby] 1915-1916 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, etching and drypoint, printed in colour inks, from one plate Support: thick wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed lower left below image but within plate-mark in black pencil, 'Mortimer Mempes imp'. imscribed with Mempes's inventory number lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, '376'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left corner of sheet, '82 [within circle]'. inscribed lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, ' Breton baby'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.0 h x 15.5 w cm sheet 34.4 h x 31.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.314
  • 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]