RESULTS: 20th Century British & Irish Art Including The Selwyn Demmy Collection of Works by L. S. Lowry






Lots Sold: 

Lots Offered: 141

Sold by Lot: 79%

Sold by £: 93%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.616/  € 1.172





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), The Steps, Irk Place, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1928'

400,000 - 600,000





Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Street scene, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1958'

300,000 - 500,000





Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), St Michael and All Angels, Angel Meadow, Manchester, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1941'  

400,000 - 600,000



UK Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), The Playground, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1945'

500,000 - 700,000



UK Trade


Sir Winston Churchill, O.M., R.A. (1874-1965), The Giza Pyramids at Cairo, signed with initials 'W.S.C.'

350,000 - 500,000



UK Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), River scene; Wasteland, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1935'

200,000 - 300,000



UK Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), An Open Space, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1968'

250,000 - 350,000





Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957), A horseman enters a town at night, signed 'JACK B. YEATS'

300,000 - 500,000



European Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Yachts at Lytham, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1950' 

250,000 - 350,000



UK Trade


Sir Peter Blake, R.A. (b. 1932), Loelia, World's Most Tattooed Lady, signed with carved initials 'PB'

100,000 - 150,000



UK Private


Comment: Philip Harley Director, Head of 20th Century British & Irish Art, Christies London:

"We are very pleased with the excellent result achieved for The Selwyn Demmy Collection of works by L.S. Lowry, which realised £5,182,050, led by The Steps, Irk Place, 1928, which sparked competitive bidding and realised £713,250. The study for St Michael and All Angels, Angel Meadow, Manchester, 1931, by L.S. Lowry set a new World Auction Record for a Work on Paper by the Artist, selling for £115,250. Other sale highlights include the iconic proto-pop work Loelia, World's Most Tattooed Lady by Peter Blake, from 1955. Strong results for British sculpture were secured for works by Hepworth, Moore and Armitage. This sale attracted notable international bidding from the United States of America, Asia and Europe, with many new clients participating throughout.”

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