!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> “An Iris Garden" by Mortimer Menpes, R. I., from “Japan, A Record in Colour” by Dorothy Menpes

An Iris Garden

Mortimer Menpes



Source: Japan, A Record in Colour, facing p. 104

The iris is particularly loved in Japan, and has spiritual connotations. The original sketch, providing the first illustration in Menpes' chapter on gardens, may have been the result of a visit like the one recorded below. — Jacqueline Banerjee

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