A French Cathedral (Rouen)

Mortimer Menpes, 1912 probably about

WAG 7382

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 fa├žade 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

Ownership

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

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

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