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

At the seaside

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
At the seaside
signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1969' (lower right)
pencil and felt-tipped pen
16¼ x 11¼ in. (41 x 28.3 cm.)
The Estate of L.S. Lowry; Christie's, London, 26 November 2015, lot 118, where purchased by the present owner.
Salford, The Lowry, Unseen Lowry: Painting and Drawings from L.S. Lowry's Home, June - September 2013, exhibition not numbered.
Salford, The Lowry, on long term loan from the estate, 2013-2015.
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Lot Essay

'I wanted to paint myself into what absorbed me ... Natural figures would have broken the spell of it, so I made my figures half unreal. Some critics have said that I turned my figures into puppets, as if my aim were to hint at the hard economic necessities that drove them. To say the truth, I was not thinking very much about the people. I did not care for them the way a social reformer does. They are part of the private beauty that haunted me. I loved them and the houses in the same way: as part of a vision' (L.S. Lowry, quoted in M. Howard, Lowry A Visionary Artist, Salford, 2000, p. 123).

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