Mabel Alington Royds

The Tightrope Dancer

before 1920
Royds attended the Slade School of Art in London in her teens, and at the turn-of-the-century worked with the British artist Walter Sickert in Paris, where she painted her first image of the circus. She spent several years as an art teacher at Havergal College in Toronto before moving to Edinburgh in 1911, where she obtained a position at the College of Art. She married the painter-etcher Ernest Lumsden, who also worked in Canada. Royds made prints throughout her career but was particularly active with woodcuts in the 1920s.
Title
The Tightrope Dancer
Date
before 1920
Medium
Print
Materials
colour woodcut on laid japan paper
Dimensions
30.2 x 28.1 cm; image: 29 x 26.7 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1920
Accession number
1675