LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY, R.A.
TRAWLER IN A ROUGH SEA
signed and dated 1960
pencil on paper
26 by 35.5cm.; 10¼ by 14in.
The sheet is laid down onto the mount. The upper, right, and lower edges are cut. The left edge is torn neatly from a spiral bound notebook. There is very gentle rounding to the upper and lower right corners. There is some light mount staining to the extreme edges of the work. There are some scratches and light rubs to the surface of the work. There appears to be a very light impression from another drawing. There is some very light smudging to the work. There is some dust and studio detritus to the surface of the work. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and presented in a wooden frame under glass.
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The Estate of the Artist by 1963
Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd, London
Acquired by the present owners by the 1970s
Mervyn Levy, Drawings of L.S. Lowry, Cory, Adams & Mackay Ltd, London, 1963, illustrated cat. no.61.
The present drawing was made by Lowry from the Promenade at Sunderland.