Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes.1855-1938 Printmaker (especially in drypoint and etching), painter of genre, architectural subjects, and writer. Born in Australia (Adelaide), came to England c.1875 where remained. Exhibited at the RPE from 1882 to 1913 and 36 etchings at the RA from 1880 to 1900.
Menpes was born February 28 1855 in Port Adelaide, not 1860 (a common mistake since Menpes himself promoted the later birth date). A copy of his birth certificate is in the Menpes artists file in the Art Gallery of South Australia library. He died in Pangbourne in 1938.