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Ernest Stephen Lumsden

1883 - 1948

Villa-Martin, Spain by Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Villa-Martin, Spain   1924

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in ink.
Ref: Lumsden 285 vi/vi
S 205 x 397 mm; P & I 150 x 301 mm
Excellent impression with good, strong contrast; from the only edition of 55 signed and numbered proofs.

Villa-Martin is an ancient town which lies between Seville and Malaga in southern Spain; not to be confused with the modern tourist resort of Villamartin on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Lumsden’s use of strong etched shadows contrasted with blank areas of the plate has allowed him the convey the feeling of clear sunshine and intense heat to this picturesque southern Spanish landscape.

On cream laid paper, watermarked Edmeads & Pine 1796, with full margins. Evidence of old adhesive at edges of sheet verso; one small rust spot, otherwise very good original condition.