19 November 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE FAMILY TRUST
Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
signed and dated 'L S. Lowry 1947' (lower left)
oil on panel
12 x 15¾ in. (30.5 x 40 cm.)
Purchased by Captain Sykes at the 1948 exhibition (10 April, 1948).
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London, Lefevre Gallery, Paintings by Barbara Hepworth and Paintings by L.S. Lowry, April 1948, no. 52.
As a boy the artist had enjoyed family holidays at Rhyl on the North coast of Wales and his earliest drawings are pictures of boats at sea. As he grew older he began to spend more time on the North East coast, an area for which he had a particular fondness, but Rhyl and his native Fylde coastline consistently feature throughout his career as subjects for paintings and drawings.
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