Lowry artworks make high prices at Duke’s

LS Lowry painting of a girl in a mini skirtAn oil on board painting by the artist Laurence Stephen Lowry has doubled its pre-auction estimate to fetch £201,300 in Duke’s Painting and Furniture sale in Dorchester, Dorset.

The artwork, entitled Young Lady Hurrying is little more than the size of an A4 piece of paper, belongs to a small group of single figure studies produced by Lowry on a plain background. The small oil painting, bearing the all important Lowry signature and dated 1968, depicts a full length side profile of a young girl walking against a cold Northern wind with head bowed, wearing a black coat with red hood and hem and baring slender long legs.

LS Lowry's Queen's Dock, GlasgowA pencil drawing by Lowry, entitled Queen’s Dock, Glasgow, signed by the artist and dated 1946, also reached an impressive sale price, with bidding ending at £48,800.

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