17 November 2006
Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1974' (lower left) and inscribed 'an arrest' (lower right)
16 x 11¾ in. (40.6 x 29.8 cm.)
with Colnaghi & Co., London.
with Christopher Cole Gallery, Beaconsfield, where purchased by the present owner in 1980.
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Exhibition catalogue, Drawings by Laurence Stephen Lowry, London, Colnaghi & Co., 1978, p. 3, no. 7.
London, Colnaghi & Co., Drawings by Laurence Stephen Lowry, May 1978, no. 7.
It is noted in Colnaghi's exhibition catalogue (loc. cit.) that 'the subject of his drawing was probably inspired by an incident in Lowry's rent collecting days, when he saw a respectable man in Oldham being arrested'.
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Offered for private sale, a work on paper that not only encapsulates the bond between two greats, but also seems to reference their workouts together
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