A stunning painting by L.S. Lowry, entitled Yachts at Lytham St Anne's is one of the highlights of the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale taking place on the 30th May at Bonhams, New Bond Street.

Painted in 1951, Lowry has depicted a peaceful scene of yachts bobbing on the water. A far cry from the industrial, urban landscapes and crowded scenes that Lowry is famous for, Yachts at Lytham St Anne's conveys calm and tranquility from the shore of the popular and traditional seaside town. The painting is estimated to sell for £80,000 – 120,000.

A second, earlier landscape by Lowry entitled Romantic Landscape will also be offered by Bonhams. Executed in 1941, the painting is estimated to sell for £60,000 – 80,000.


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