Inside the Market, c.1920's
Royds married Lumsden in 1913, their honeymoon including travels to Bombay. They returned to India the following year and in 1916 the two of them journeyed through the Himalayas, painting as they went. Throughout the 1920s her prints, nearly always woodcuts, were often of Indian subjects based on images from her travels. Unable to afford pear woodblocks for her woodcuts, she made them instead from sixpenny breadboards from Woolworths. Royds died in Edinburgh, 1941.
In 1913 Mabel Royds married Ernest Lumsden, a fellow professor at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Lumsden was not allowed to join the British army due to medical reasons, he instead served with the Indian army – allowing for extensive travel throughout India and the Himalayas, which would serve as inspiration for the subjects of many of Royds
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