A Manufacturing Town

1922 in Salford
Laurence Stephen Lowry

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Painting, [A Manufacturing Town] by L. S. Lowry, 1922. Oil on panel; 43.2x53.3cm in wood and gilt frame, 64x74.5x7.5cm. Signed and dated, bottom left. Industrial cityscape, of no place in particular but in the spirit of a northern town such as the artist's native Salford: an early work with a dark background, painted before Lowry was encouraged to lighten the sky. The artist combines elements of factory buildings, mine heads, smoking chimneys, busy street life and civic pride.

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gilt, oil paint on panel, wood (unidentified)
frame: 645 mm x 745 mm x 75 mm,
image: 432 mm x 533 mm
oil painting
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  • oil painting - visual work
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