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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.
Black and white photograph of a watercolour painting of Cecil Rhodes on horseback at Groote Schuur painted by Mortimer Menpes in 1900.
The watercolour painting is at the National Library of South Africa, Cape Town.
The photograph was given by Cecil Rhodes' niece, Georgia, to Rhodes trustee, Marmaduke Hussey, in the 1970s.
Donated by James Hussey in June 2017.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 12522
Menpes | Mortimer Luddington | 1855-1938 | painter
Rhodes | Cecil John | 1853-1902 | imperialist, colonial politician and mining entrepreneur
Politicians -- South Africa