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

Head of a man

Details
Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
Head of a man
signed with initials 'LSL' (lower right)
pencil
8 x 7¾ in. (20.5 x 19.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1918
Provenance
A gift from the artist to Frank Whalley in 1975, from whom purchased by the present owner in October 1982.
Exhibited
Southampton, Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Drawings by L.S. Lowry, 1977 (not numbered, illustrated).
Stalybridge, Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry, November-December 1983, no. 45.
Salford, Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry Centenary Exhibition, October-November 1987, no. 39.
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Lot Essay

This drawing was among the group of twelve heads given by the artist to Frank Whalley in 1975. Most of this group, including this drawing, were exhibited at the Southampton Art Gallery 1977 exhibition, the catalogue for which includes an introduction by Frank Whalley.

Lawrence Ives acquired the present work from Frank Whalley in 1982 in exchange for House by Trevor Grimshaw and Brothel Scene by Christopher Wood.
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