Monday, 8 July 2013

Unknown - The Meeting (Election Time)

The Meeting (Election Time) Unknown
27 x 36.5 cm
Sold [July 2009] for £24,000 including premium
Signed 'L S Lowry' (lower left)

Anonymous sale; Phillip's, London, 21 November 2000, lot 80
This work was possibly with the Lefevre Gallery according to a stock number on the reverse of the mount.

The present drawing appears to be an earlier version of The Meeting of 1928, which itself is a preparatory study for the painting Election Time of 1929. Exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1930 Lowry was later to use Election Time as proof that he was recognised as an artist abroad before at home. Stylistically the outline manner of the present drawing would seem to suggest a date between 1921 and 1923.

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