Monday, 8 July 2013

1930 - Crowther's Buildings, Ancoats, Manchester

 Crowther's Buildings, Ancoats, Manchester 1930
38 x 28 cm
Signed and Dated 'L S Lowry 1930' (lower right)
Monty Bloom
Sale; Christie's, London, 6 November 1992, lot 113
Bath, Cleveland Bridge Gallery, where purchased by the present owner
Private Collection, U.K.

Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, L. S. Lowry, An Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, 15 September - 14 October 1962, no.143 (as 'Crowthers of Pin Mill Brow', where lent by Monty Bloom)
Sunderland, Sunderland Art Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, L. S. Lowry R.A., Retrospective Exhibition, 27 August - 17 September 1966, no.140 (where lent by Monty Bloom); this exhibition travelled to Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, 24 September - 15 October 1966; Bristol, City Art Gallery, 22 October - 12 November 1966; London, Tate Gallery, 22 November 1966 - 15 January 1967
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, L. S. Lowry, April - June 1973, no.28 (where lent by Monty Bloom)
London, Royal Academy of Arts, L. S. Lowry R.A., 4 September - 14 November 1976, no.98 (where lent by Monty Bloom)
Salford, Salford Art Gallery, L. S. Lowry Centenary Exhibition, 16 October - 29 November 1987 (where lent by Monty Bloom)

Mervyn Levy, Drawings of L. S. Lowry, Jupiter Books, London, 1973, no.43 (ill.b&w)
Royal Academy, L. S. Lowry R.A., The Hillingdon Press, Uxbridge, 1976, no.98, p.61

In 1930 Lowry was invited to make a series of drawings of the Ancoats district of Manchester. They were displayed in the Ancoats Settlement, a club for working men. Crowther's Buildings have since been demolished.

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