Thursday, 11 July 2013

1971 - People and Animals

People and Animals 1971
Signed with Initials and Dated 'LSL 1971' (lower right)
Felt-tip Pen
29 x 29 cm
Please note that this work is executed on the verso of a menu card for the George Hotel, Huddersfield


Gifted by the artist to Angelo Salvini 
Thence by family descent

Angelo Salvini was the long serving Head Waiter at the George Hotel, Huddersfield of which Lowry was a regular patron. Known in the region as somewhat of a "local celebrity", Salvini struck up a bond with the artist over the course of his visits, and as a sign of his gratitude Lowry drew these works for him on separate occasions.

No comments:

Post a Comment