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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)

    Fishing Boats at Lytham

    Price Realised  


    Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
    Fishing Boats at Lytham
    with signature
    wash and pastel
    12½ x 9 in. (31.7 x 22.8 cm.)
    Probably executed circa 1920.

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    Throughout his life, the sea always held a particular fascination for Lowry. His childhood holidays were spent at Lytham St Anne's, a resort on the Lancashire coast at Easter, and at Rhyl in North Wales in the summer. The present work shares the same subject matter as the only painting of her son's that Lowry's mother ever expressed a liking for, which depicts yachts at Lytham.

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    with Stone Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where purchased by the present owner's father in the mid 1960s.