Mortimer Menpes



Source: Japan, A Record in Colour, facing p. 80

Menpes greatly admired the Japanese aesthetic sensibility: "They will gaze for whole hours in rapture at a little branch of peach-blossom, only a cluster, just a few inches of rose-red peach-blossom, with a slim grey twig, placing itself against a background of hills that stretch away in the distance indefinitely" (88). — Jacqueline Banerjee

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