LS Lowry Street Scene With Figures original painting for sale – biro drawing
Purchased most recently from Sotheby’s London. Previously gifted by the artist.
LS Lowry’s Street scene with figures contains a number of interesting characters making this a truly wonderful example of his work.
The church in the background has even been drawn faintly to give the subject distance and perspective
Some of these characters are reminiscent of another original LS Lowry that hangs in the Lowry museum in Manchester
Born in Manchester in November 1887, only child of Irish-born R S Lowry and Elizabeth Lowry (née Hobson).
Attended a local school in Victoria Park, took private lessons from William Fitz, before starting work as a clerk for a firm of chartered accountants in 1904.
Awarded freedom of the City of Salford.
Lived in Mottram until he passed away in 1976.
He was a well celebrated British artist and provided a unique contribution to recording the period of the 1900’s culture, landscape and industrial north.
His work is a most distinctive and comprehensive record of the pre and post World War Two northern industrial town.
Many people associate him with “Matchstick men” so it became virtually his trademark. Lowery produced a large number of empty landscapes and seascapes that are now recognised as masterpieces in their own right.
Later in life he concentrated on producing paintings of figures either singular sketches or batches, invariably against a white background.
Thousands of now very collectable pencil drawings had been produced during his lifetime.
His status as one of the major British artists of the 20th Century was reinforced when the painting “Going to the Match” was sold at Auction for a record £1.9 million, furthermore this record was broken in 2007 when “Good Friday Daisy Nook” sold for £3.8 million, another two pieces in 20i1 “The Football Match” and “Piccadilly Circus” each sold for £5.6 million.
Classic Lowry oils now consistently sell for more than £1 million.
The Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester now holds a major collection of his work.