12 - 13 December 2007
Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938)
The Giant Lantern
signed 'Mortimer Menpes' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
10¼ x 6½ in. (26 x 16.5 cm.)
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London, The Fine Art Society, Opening the Window: British Artists in Meiji Japan 1880-1900, 1991, no. 36.
A similar watercolour can be found in Mortimer Menpes, Japan: a record in colour, transcribed by Dorothy Menpes, London, 1905, p. 28.
For a note on the artist, see lot 144.
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