Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. - "Lady Standing"

Stock Code: 2155 - SOLD

Description: A remarkable and heartfelt observation of a lady dressed in her Sunday finest, painted 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. Original frame available to purchaser.

Country of Origin: England

Artist & Painting: Laurence Stephen Lowry, British (1887-1976) "Lady Standing" Oil on board, signed and dated 1957. Original selling gallery label affixed to rear.

Provenance: Private collection London, bought from Le Fevre Gallery, Bruton St, London.

Signed: L S Lowry (and dated 1957) lower right.

Dimensions of Canvas: Height 12.50 inches (31.75cm) Width 7.00 inches (17.78cm)

Price: £99,000