Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883 - 1948)
This is a really fabulous etching and drypoint which is entitled " Low Tide" and was published in 1921
The image size is 23 x 34 cm
The image is signed in pen below and with the edition number 23/ 50
This is an outstanding etching of Lumsden’s finest London plate - showing a view across the Thames, looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral from Southwark.
Lumsden's London views are very rare as he etched only seven such subjects.
Ernest Stephen Lumsden was a Scot by descent and adoption, though not by birth.
He made Edinburgh his hometown, 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.
He was an outstanding technician at both the etching and printing of 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.
This is certainly a most superb and rich impression which has been printed on pale blue toned paper by the artist himself.
It is being sold unframed - with a new fresh window mount - and it is in just really fantastic condition.
Given the desirability of this particular print and its relative rarity - this is reflected in my asking price.