Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976) Church Brow at Clitheroe 26.7 x 17 cm. (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)
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Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976) Church Brow at Clitheroe 26.7 x 17 cm. (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)
Sold for £70,850 (US$ 119,086) inc. premium
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Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976)
Church Brow at Clitheroe
signed and dated 'L S Lowry 1963' (lower left)
oil on board
26.7 x 17 cm. (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Isabel Daphne Webber
    Thence by descent

    Clitheroe, a rural town located in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, was popular with L.S. Lowry and he painted and drew the present view on a number of occasions. Although Lowry is perhaps best known for his images of the industrialised north with factories, chimneys and bustling streets, he was also intrigued by the quieter aspects of life and this can be seen in Church Brow at Clitheroe. In the present composition, one can see how the artist has eloquently ordered the space to give a sense of the scale of the subject. Lowry has created a low vantage point and steep rise in the road leading to the brow of the hill and by cutting off the buildings at the edges, he reinforces a feeling of space and continuity.
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