About this object

Before settling in London, Lumsden spent a brief period in Paris in 1907 where he produced his most celebrated set of prints called 'Construction in Paris'. This print is part of that series and was purchased from the artist from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1908. It is a view of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris, commonly known as 'Sacré-Cœur Basilica' or simply 'Sacré-Cœur', under construction. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1875 the basilica was not completed until 1914.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Ernest Stephen Lumsden (British, born:1883-12-22, died:1948-09-29)
  • Date
    1907
  • Materials
    Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 21.7 cm x 14.4 cm
  • Physical description
    View from below of a building under constrstuction with scaffolding to the right and above.
  • Related people
    Ernest Stephen Lumsden (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1421
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1908
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Tom de Sacre Coeur de Montmartre '07
    Inscription method: Etched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: On plate
  • Inscription text: LUMSDEN 1907
    Inscription method: Etched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: On plate
  • Inscription text: No 21
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
  • Inscription text: Ernest S Lumsden imp '09
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
Object view = Fine Art
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