21 November 2003
Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
The Co-op, Market Square, Cleator Moor
signed and dated 'L S Lowry 1950' (lower right)
9¼ x 14¼ in. (23.5 x 36.3 cm.)
The Reverend Geoffrey Bennett; his sale, Christie's, London, 21 November 1995, lot 237, where purchased by the present owner.
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M. Levy, The Drawings of L.S. Lowry, London, 1976, pl. VI.
Carlisle, Tullie House, The Reverend Mr. Bennett's Lowrys, January-April 1992, no. 9, illustrated.
The Reverend Geoffrey Bennett's Collection of Works by Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. was sold at Christie's, London, 23 March 1995, lots 100-113 for £528,440. The present work was discovered after the sale, and included in the next suitable sale at Christie's.
The present work was executed during an annual visit to the Bennett family, who had moved to Cleator Moor during the 1940s. The pastel drawings made during these visits were often produced with pastels belonging to Geoffrey Bennett junior.
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