Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976) Street Scene, Berwick-on-Tweed 26.7 x 18.3 cm. (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Lot 22AR
Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A.
(British, 1887-1976)
Street Scene, Berwick-on-Tweed 26.7 x 18.3 cm. (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Sold for £37,500 (US$ 59,090) inc. premium

Lot Details
Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British, 1887-1976)
Street Scene, Berwick-on-Tweed
signed with initials and dated 'LSL 1935' (lower right)
pencil
26.7 x 18.3 cm. (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With Crane Kalman Gallery, London, 1963
    Dr. Lewson
    Sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 September 1999, lot 96, where acquired by the present owner
    Private Collection, U.K.

    The small market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed was a particular favourite with Lowry who first visited there in 1935, the year of the present work. Positioned between Newcastle and Edinburgh, the historic town acted as a gateway for his trips to Scotland and he returned often, even expressing interest in a permanent move at one point. Closely related to the oil, Street Scene, Berwick-upon-Tweed, shows West Street, looking from the bridge end. The town hall clock tower is depicted in the distance with the 'home of Original Berwick cockles' visible on the right.
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