Tuesday, 9 July 2013

1955 - Tin Mine Near Pendeen

Tin Mine Near Pendeen 1955
26.7 x 27.3 cm
Sold [May 2013] for £17,500 including premium
Signed and Dated 'L S Lowry 1955' (lower right)
Titled 'Tin Mine near Pendeen' (verso)

Anthony Adams
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in 1970

The subject of the present work most likely refers to Geevor tin mine which is located between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard in Cornwall and was operational from 1911-1990.

Anthony Adams was a publisher and friend of Mervyn Levy. He formed part of Cory, Adams & Mackay who published the first edition of Levy's Drawings of L.S. Lowry in 1963, later reprinted by Jupiter in 1973.

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