MORTIMER MENPES RI RBA RE (1860-1938)
Rome

Rome
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MORTIMER MENPES RI RBA RE (1860-1938)
Rome

1915 to 1916 England
POA
Height213.00 mm
8.39 inches
Width326.00 mm
12.83 inches
A new vogue for colour prints developed at the end of the 19th century.
Menpes was the first 'British' artist to exhibit colour etchings, at his exhibition in 1898 at Dowdeswells gallery, London.

Rome
Menpes 381; Morgan 593
Original colour etching, 1915-16. Signed in pencil. Printed by Menpes on stout white wove paper.

An unorthodox view of the Piazza San Pietro, focussing on the Vatican obelisk.
Originally erected at Heliopolis, the obelisk was brought to Rome by Caligula in
37-41 AD. It is the only ancient Egyptian obelisk in Rome to have remained unchanged and stayed in the same location.

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