Sunday, 7 July 2013

1959 - Group of People

Group of People 1959
Oil on Panel
16.5 x 15.2 cm
Sold [March 2007] for £69,600 including premium
Signed and Dated 'L.S. LOWRY 1959' (lower right)

The artist
The Ives Collection, England, 1959
with Richard Green, London, where purchased by the present owner, 2001

Halifax, Arts Festival, Town Hall, L.S. Lowry, September - October 1959, no.26
Manchester, Didsbury College, Collectors Choice Exhibition, November 1970
Kirkaldy, Art Gallery, Group of Eight Exhibition, October 1971, no.4
Nottingham, University Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry R.A., May - June 1974, no.8
Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, The Ives Collection of L.S. Lowry, February - March 1974, no.3
Mottram-in-Longendal, The Old Courthouse, L.S. Lowry Mottram Memorial Exhibition, June 1977, no.9 (ill.)
Stalybridge, Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry, November - December 1983, no.50 (ill.)
Salford, Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry Centenary Exhibition, October - November 1987, no.270

Lawrence Ives was a life-long friend and admirer of Lowry as well as an esteemed collector of the arts. He purchased the present work in the year of its execution directly from the artist, despite Lowry's insistance that he accept it as a gift.

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