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Photograph of Painting of Cecil Rhodes by Mortimer Menpes

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MS. 12522

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Black and white photograph of a watercolour painting of Cecil Rhodes on horseback at Groote Schuur painted by Mortimer Menpes in 1900.

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1 item

Language of Materials

English

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Shelfmark:

MS. 12522

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12522

Overview

Photograph of a painting of Cecil Rhodes by Mortimer Menpes.

Biographical / Historical

Mortimer Luddington Menpes was born in Australia in 1855 and moved to England in 1875, studying at the National Art Training School in London. He was influenced by James McNeill Whistler and exhibited etchings and paintings at the Royal Academy. In 1900 he travelled to South Africa as war artist for the periodical Black and White. He published several books and died in 1938.

For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The photograph was given by Cecil Rhodes' niece, Georgia, to Rhodes trustee, Marmaduke Hussey, in the 1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James Hussey in June 2017.

Related Materials

The watercolour painting is at the National Library of South Africa, Cape Town.
Title
Photograph of Painting of Cecil Rhodes by Mortimer Menpes
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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