A Canal Bridge (After a Watercolour by Fred Parker)
23.7cm height x 17.1cm width
City of Burnaby
Gift of David Lemon
Ernest S. Lumsden (1883-1948) was a distinguished painter and an authority on etching. When an illness prevented him from continuing his post as a naval cadet in the mid-1890s, he enrolled at the Reading Art School in London where he studied drawing and painting. His first exhibition of etchings was in 1906 at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers Black and White exhibition, and he subsequently went on to exhibit across Europe before accepting a position as an instructor at the newly created Edinburgh College of Art in 1908. Thanks to a generous donation by David Lemon, the Burnaby Art Gallery holds an extraordinary collection of over 600 Ernest Lumsden prints.