About this object

'Benares' also known as 'Varanasi' is a city on the banks of the Ganges in the Uttar Pradesh state of North India. Menpes travelled widely towards the latter part of his life making many sketches of what he saw.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Mortimer Menpes (Australian; British, born:unknown, died:unknown)
  • Date
    1915 - 1916 about
  • Materials
    Etching; Paper
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 29.8 cm x 19.7 cm
  • Physical description
    A view buildings with river and boats in the foreground and steps on the right. A large tree is visible in the background behind the buildings.
  • Related people
    Brian James McDonald (Previous owner) ; Mortimer Menpes (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 9078
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1976
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Brian James McDonald

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent from his father
    Owned until: 1976
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: B.M. Stone Steps Benares
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
  • Inscription text: Mortimer Menpes ip)
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
Object view = Fine Art
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