LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A. (1887-1976)
LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A. (1887-1976)
LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A. (1887-1976)
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LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A. (1887-1976)

A Woman Standing

Details
LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A. (1887-1976)
A Woman Standing
signed and dated 'LS LOWRY 1965' (lower left), inscribed 'A/WOMAN/STANDING' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.)
Painted in 1965.
Provenance
with Lefevre Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 November 2010, lot 61, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue; Paintings by L.S. Lowry R.A., London, Lefevre Gallery, 1967, p. 7, no. 25.
Exhibited
London, Lefevre Gallery, Paintings by L.S. Lowry R.A., May - June 1967, no. 25.
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Lot Essay

‘There is something about these people that is remarkable, you know. They have a look in their eye. You wonder what they are really looking at. There is mystery about them. I am compelled to try and draw them. I wonder all the time: what is their life?'
L.S. Lowry


The present example is a charming single figure study of a standing woman. The coloured background of this work is a rare and very distinctive feature of the work. Lowry usually painted a white background behind his figure studies, to depict an outdoor setting, whereas this woman is standing in an interior, denoted by the strongly coloured environment in which she is standing.

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