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Ernest Stephen Lumsden, 1883-1968

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: December 1883
Place of Birth: London
Place of Death: Edinburgh


Ernest S. Lumsden was a landscape and portrait painter, etcher and writer.


Lumsden studied at Reading School of Art, as well as at Juliens in Paris and at Edinburgh College of Art. He travelled widely in India and the East. He was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1909, becoming a full member in 1915. In 1923 he became an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and a full member in 1934. He was an active exhibitor between 1906 and 1940.

It is not known if and when JW would have met JW. However, in the 1900s Lumsden gave Messrs Dowdeswell's '2nd Venice Set' of etchings to the National Gallery of Scotland.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.