About this object

This is a view of Rouen Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, France. The Rouen Cathedral was a particlar favourite of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840 - 1926). He painted a series of the subject in the 1890s, showing its façade at different times of the day and year to show the changing effects of light on the architecture.

Menpes also produced a similar subject to this entitled 'Old Gothic Doorway, Rouen' made in 1912-13.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Mortimer Menpes (Australian; British, born:unknown, died:unknown)
  • Date
    1912 probably about
  • Materials
    Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 40.5 cm x 31 cm
  • Physical description
    External view of a cathedral facade with elaborate decoration. Small railings cross the square doorway in the centre of the composition and two figures are setting up tables outside on the left.
  • Related people
    J Davey and Sons (Previous owner) ; Mortimer Menpes (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 7382
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1970
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • J Davey and Sons

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1970-10
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Mortimer Menpes f.
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Object view = Fine Art
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