Buying Sweets

Buying Sweets by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 196. What stands out here is the contrast between the young customers and the elderly, bare-footed man helping to serve them. Bright items hang over the counter, small specks of colour in contrast to the sturdy blond wooden framework and hefty props of the stall. — Jacqueline Banerjee


Menpes, Dorothy. Japan: A Record in Colour. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 7 July 2019.

Created 7 July 2019