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  • Three portrait studies of Sarah Bernhardt
    Mortimer Menpes, born 1855 - died 1938
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Three portrait studies of Sarah Bernhardt

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    Late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mortimer Menpes, born 1855 - died 1938 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 169, box A

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter length, of the actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), facing half-left, wearing a lace collar and cape. In the upper left of the plate is a study of her head in left profile; in the lower left corner is a similar study, showing her wearing a hat.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


Late 19th century (made)


Mortimer Menpes, born 1855 - died 1938 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed in pencil: Mortimer Menpes imp.


:, Height: 300 mm Platemark, Width: 247 mm Platemark, Height: 332 mm Sheet, Width: 277 mm Sheet

Descriptive line

By Mortimer L.Menpes: portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Julie Robinson ; contributing authors: James Bennett, Barbara Bryant, Alice Clanachan, Anne Gray, Jennifer Harris, Russell Kelty, Jane Messenger, Pauline Packer, John Payne, Elspeth Pitt, Rosemary Smith, Maria Zagala. The world of Mortimer Menpes : painter, etcher, raconteur; Adelaide: South Australia Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014. ISBN: 9781921668197.
P. 213


Hats & headwear; Portraits; Prints; Theatre

Production Type

Mass produced


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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