Modern British and Irish Art Evening Auction

Modern British and Irish Art Evening Auction

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Property of a Lady and Gentleman

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A.

Rebuilding of Rylands, Manchester

Auction Closed

November 21, 05:49 PM GMT


60,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details


L. S. Lowry

1887 - 1976

Rebuilding of Rylands, Manchester

signed L.S.L. and dated 1929 (lower right)

pencil and crayon on paper

unframed (window): 28 by 38.5cm.; 11 by 15¼in.

framed: 49 by 60cm.; 19¼ by 24in.

Executed in 1929.

Halcyon Gallery, Birmingham

Private Collection, U.K.

MacConnal- Mason, London

Sale, Bonhams London, 18 November 2009, lot 39

'Desolation in Industry: Theme of Wearside Art Exhibition', Sunderland Echo, 23 September 1942 (exhibition review)

'LS Lowry: A Manchester Exhibition', The Guardian, 26 October 1948 (exhibition review)

Mervyn Levy (ed.), Drawings of L. S. Lowry, Cory, Adams & Mackay, London, 1963, illustrated pl. 35

Mervyn Levy (ed.), Drawings of L. S. Lowry, Jupiter Books Ltd, London, 1973, unpaginated, illustrated no. 35

T. J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, Tate Publishing, London, 2013, pp. 102 -105, illustrated. p102, fig.47

London, Royal Society of British Artists, Winter 1935, no. 469 (as Rebuilding at Rylands)

Salford, Salford Art Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by Laurence S Lowry, RBA, 1 - 31 October 1941, no. 50

Sunderland, Sunderland Art Gallery, Industrial Scenes by Laurence S Lowry, RBA, 21 September - 13 October 1942, no. 40

Manchester, Lefevre Gallery, Mid-day Studios, Paintings by LS Lowry, 26 October - 20 November 1948, no. 39 (as Rebuilding at Rylands, possibly)

Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, LS Lowry: An Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, 15 September - 14 October 1962, no. 140 (as Rylands Re-building, Piccadilly, Manchester)

London, Halcyon Gallery, Rembrandt and LS Lowry, 27 October - 5 November 2005