Street scene in China

Mortimer Menpes,

WAG 8770

About this object

Menpes travelled widely throughout his life, and visited Japan, Burma and China in the early 1900s. He made many sketches of what he saw during these trips and here he captures a quiet Chinese street scene.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Mortimer Menpes (Australian; British, born:unknown, died:unknown)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 13 cm x 23 cm
  • Physical description
    A Chinese market scene with figures pushing carts along the street, walking towards the right side of the composition.
  • Related people
    Mortimer Menpes (Artist/maker) ; The Antiquary (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8770
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1974
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • The Antiquary

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1974
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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