Ernest Stephen Lumsden
1883-1948, English

The Reader (Nathaniel Royds)
1883-1948, English

Plate signed and dated 1920. Signed "Lumsden imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. A skillfully done portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch thin watermarked laid type paper. The subject is the Reverend Nathaniel Royds, the father-in-law of the artist.


Cliff and Cactus
1883-1948, English

This 1923 etching by the British artist Ernest Stephen Lumsden measures 9 x 12 3/4 inches, hand signed and editioned in pen and ink, plate dated.


Rotherhithe
1883-1948, English

This 1921 original etching by the British artist, Ernest Lumsden, measures 14 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches, pencil signed, dated in the plate, 1921. Rotherhithe, meaning "a mariner's haven", in southeast London, was the first place that docks were constructed for the convenience of the Londoners.


Paris in Construction, No 5
1883-1948, English

Etching, 1907, signed in pencil, image size: 8 1/4 x 4 1/2"

Painting

Autumn Birches
1848-1923, American

A wonderful forest interior of birches in autumn. Oil on canvas painting, 14 x 20 inches in a deeply carved 23 x 28 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower left "W.P. Phelps."

Print

The Pessimist

Etching and aquatint from 1952. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right: "William Brueske '52". Plate signed in the lower left. Pencil titled in the lower left. Print 4 in an edition of 9. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 6 inches on 10 5/8 x 6 7/8 inch laid type paper. This print has a jarring, abstract composition of negative imagery and details that are hidden at first glance.

Drawing

The Train Station
20th Century, European

A very well done mixed media drawing by W.B. Fergusson. The artist used pen and ink, pencil and gouache in this whimsical moment in time at a busy train station. Done on gray toned paper, it measures 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. The artists' signature is seen on the lower right with a date of 1920.