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Ernest Stephen Lumsden

1883 - 1948

The Castle Rock, No.3 (Edinburgh) by Ernest Stephen Lumsden

The Castle Rock, No.3 (Edinburgh)   1909

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Lumsden 72
S 223 x 157 mm; P & I  217 x 151 mm
Excellent, delicate impression, from the sole edition of only 20 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

Ernest Stephen Lumsden was a Scot by descent and adoption, though not by birth, and Edinburgh was his home town. 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. Lumsden made three very different etched studies of Edinburgh Castle at this time: one is an archetypal distant view; another is of the Castle Rock with the city of Edinburgh seen in partial view to one side; and this etching – taken from a viewpoint standing part way up the Castle Rock itself with Edinburgh Castle just visible at the upper left of the plate.

On fine simile Japan paper with thread margins, as prepared by the artist himself. Very fine condition.