Laurence Stephen Lowry - "Two People Walking"

Stock Code: 2153 - SOLD

Description: An offbeat look at a couple of lads walking down a street in Sunderland, drawn by Britain's greatest 20th century artist - L.S. Lowry.

Further Information: Born in Rusholme, Manchester in November 1887, L.S. Lowry is unquestionably the most celebrated of 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 museum glass.

Country of Origin: England

Artist & Painting: Laurence Stephen Lowry, British (1887-1976) "Two People Walking". Pencil on paper, signed and dated 1965. Inscribed "Sunderland" lower left.

Provenance: Private collection, a gift from the artist to the last owner in 1966.

Signed: "L.S. Lowry" and dated 1965 (lower right) Inscribed "Sunderland" (lower left)

Dimensions of Canvas: Height 8.50 inches (21.59cm) Width 7.50 inches (19.05cm)

Price: £39,000