Stock Code: 2097 - SOLD
Description: A stunning and unmistakable observation of northern daily life observed by one of the 20th century's greatest artists - L.S. Lowry
Further Information: Born in Rusholme, Manchester in November 1887, L.S. Lowry is unquestionably one of the most celebrated British artists. His unique contribution to recording the period, culture and landscape of the industrial north is without parallel. His work is a most distinctive and comprehensive record of the pre and post World War II northern industrial town. Many people associate Lowry with 'Matchstick men' which became virtually his trademark, but he also produced a large number of empty landscapes and seascapes which are now recognised as masterpieces in their own right. Later in his life he concentrated on producing paintings of figures either singly or in groups, invariably against a white background.
Condition: Excellent. No known restorations - the picture has been re-framed in a ribbed giltwood frame with gold tooled slip under glass.
Country of Origin: England
Artist & Painting: Lawrence Stephen Lowry, British (1887-1976) "A Group of People" Oil on board, signed and dated 1965. Original selling gallery label affixed to rear.
Provenance: Private collection North Yorkshire, bought from Le Fevre Gallery, Bruton St, London in 1965. Until recently never seen in public for over 45 years.
Signed: L S Lowry (lower left) dated 1965 lower right
Dimensions of Canvas: Height 9.00 inches (22.86cm) Width 6.00 inches (15.24cm)