This is an etching by the celebrated Scottish printmaker, Ernest Stephen Lumsden.
He was a gifted printmaker and painter and was largely self-taught as an etcher.
His earliest etched works date to 1902 when the young artist was living in Paris. In 1906 six of his etchings were exhibited at the Society of Painters and Gravers and the following year two more were shown at the Salon in Paris.
By 1908 he had settled in Edinburgh, where he took up a position at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Lumsden was a great traveller and undertook trips to British Columbia in Canada, Japan, Korea, Beijing and Burma. He made a wonderful series of etchings documenting his stay in India - a country he would visit many times.
In 1913 Lumsden married the artist Mabel Royds and the couple travelled on extensive trips together.
This etching was made while they were on their extended honeymoon in India. It shows a hilltop view of the Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur with a dense townscape in the distance.
In 1914 Lumsden was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and in 1924 he published The Art of Etching, which remains a standard work on the subject.
In 1929 he became President of the Society of Artist Printmakers and in 1933 was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.
Works by Lumsden are in the collections of the Tate, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, amongst others.
This is an early and rarer etching by Lumsden - and comes from a small edition of only 45 impressions. A copy of this print is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco.
This is signed and titled in pencil below the image, as photographed.
The image measures 25.5 x 20 cm; Frame size is 36.5 x 30 cm
It is in good condition and is being sold with new frame and clean fresh mount. It is all ready for you to hang on your wall for display.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
Given it is a very early work by Lumsden, as well as its relative rarity and its fine condition - it is being sold at a fair price.
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