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Ernest Stephen Lumsden

  1883 - 1948
 
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Chien Gate from without

Chien Gate from without   1911

Original etching.

Very good signed proof impression printed by E.S. Lumsden himself,
from the only edition of 48 signed proofs.

One of only six original etchings which resulted from Lumsden’s visit to China in 1910.

£285



Entrance to the Altar of Heaven sold

Entrance to the Altar of Heaven   1911

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression printed with delicate plate tone.
From the only edition of 50 signed proofs.

One of only six original etchings which resulted from Lumsden’s visit to China in 1910.

SOLD



Villa-Martin, Spain sold

Villa-Martin, Spain   1924

Original etching.

Excellent impression with good, strong contrast; from the only edition of 55 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



The Mosque, Calcutta sold

The Mosque, Calcutta   1912

Original etching.

Very fine impression, from the only edition of 53 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



The Shrine sold

The Shrine   1922

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression, carefully wiped to create dramatic chiaroscuro. One of only 50 signed and numbered proofs issued in the sole edition.

SOLD



Awnings and Umbrellas (Benares) sold

Awnings and Umbrellas (Benares)   1914

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression printed with delicate plate tone. From the only edition of 45 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



Shiva’s Bull (Benares) sold

Shiva’s Bull (Benares)   1919

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression printed in dark brownish-black ink with plate tone.
From the sole edition of 50 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



The Black Boat, No.1 sold

The Black Boat, No.1   1919

Original etching.

Excellent impression printed with delicate plate tone. From the sole edition of only 20 signed proof impressions – a particularly beautiful impression printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



The Great Steps (Benares) sold

The Great Steps (Benares)   1925

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression printed with delicate plate tone. From the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs, printed by the artist himself (62 in total).

SOLD



The Castle Rock, No.2 (Edinburgh) sold

The Castle Rock, No.2 (Edinburgh)   1909

Original etching.

Very rare – one of only 7 proofs ever printed from this plate.
Very fine, delicate impression, printed in brown ink by the artist himself.

SOLD



The Castle Rock, No.3 (Edinburgh) sold

The Castle Rock, No.3 (Edinburgh)   1909

Original etching.

Excellent, delicate impression, from the sole edition of only 20 signed proofs,
printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



The "Figure of Eight" sold

The "Figure of Eight"   1909

Original etching.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 40 signed proofs,
printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



The Saut Buckets (Edinburgh) sold

The Saut Buckets (Edinburgh)   1926

Original drypoint.

Lumsden’s greatest printed work.

Trial proof 'B'. The unique impression printed in the second state of the plate.
Truly outstanding impression printed in dark brown ink, the freshly worked plate printing with a richness and clarity not found in impressions from the normal edition.

SOLD



The Saut Buckets (Edinburgh) sold

The Saut Buckets (Edinburgh)   1926

Original drypoint.

Lumsden’s greatest printed work. Superb impression with rich drypoint burr, from the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



Low Tide sold

Low Tide   1921

Original etching.

Outstanding impression of Lumsden’s finest plate of London,
from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD

 

Ernest Stephen Lumsden was a Scot by descent and adoption, though not by birth, and he made Edinburgh his home town, teaching at Edinburgh College of Art from 1908 until 1912. Long before he began his extensive travels to India and beyond, E.S.Lumsden had established himself as one of the rising stars of the Etching Revival through highly accomplished works of his local Scottish landscape.

E.S.Lumsden was an outstanding technician at both etching and printing his plates. He passed much of his knowledge of these techniques on to the rest of the world through his highly influential book The Art of Etching, first published in 1925.

Of all of the British etchers to depict the orient, Ernest Stephen Lumsden was the most prolific. One of the most widely travelled etchers of his generation, E.S.Lumsden produced 348 recorded plates. He was accompanied by his wife Mabel Royds on many of his later travels and her work reflects this partnership. [more]