MENPES, Mortimer

‘Canton’ etching by Mortimer Menpes



Mortimer Menpes Signed Etching

Mortimer Menpes etching and drypoint printed on Menpes personal hand made  paper and signed in pencil to the lower right margin. The etching is not dated but would have been made circa 1915/16.  The sheet is slightly ruckled, some light creases in top right margin,otherwise in good condition.

Plate Size 150 x 277 mm   (5.75 x 10.75 inches approx.)

Sheet size 275 x 395 mm  (11 x 14.5 inches approx)

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Guangzhou historically romanised as Canton, is the capital and largest city of Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Guangzhou is a sprawling port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. Menpes traveled greatly and visited China & Shanghai, producing enough sketches and watercolours to produce a book, text by H.A.Blake, published by A & C Black in 1909.

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