L S Lowry - Figures in a Park
Original drawing in pencil, 1943, signed by the artist in pencil and dated
Size: 145 x 205 mms
Provenance: Capes Dunn Auction, Manchester, April 2006, Lot 119. A copy of the invoice is supplied to the purchaser.
Note: Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures often referred to as "matchstick men”. This drawing, made in time of war, is typical of his oeuvre generally. It depicts a park in a bleak urban landscape, populated by figures. A football match is taking place in the centre of the piece.