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Ernest Stephen Lumsden

1883 - 1948

The Black Boat, No.1 by Ernest Stephen Lumsden

The Black Boat, No.1   1919

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in ink.
Ref: Lumsden 180 ii/ii
S 206 x  327 mm; P & I  150 x 277 mm
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.

Issued in E.S.Lumsden’s ‘Third Indian Set’, The Black Boat, No.1 is typical of the scenes upon the river front which the artist considered to display the essential spirit of Benares. E.S.Lumsden had spent nearly two years in India, working on his first two sets of Indian etchings, and he was to return to these subjects intermittently over a further seven years between 1919 and 1926.

On antique cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.