L.S Lowry | Sotheby’s Auction

L.S Lowry painting Station Approach, Manchester’ (1960) sells for £2.3 million at Sotheby’s.  

Station Approach, Manchester, was painted in 1960 and depicts the scene outside the London and North Western Railway Exchange Station.

It was sold on Tuesday at a sale of modern and post-war British art at Sotheby’s auction house.

Sotheby’s spokeswoman Frances Christie described it as “a superb example of Lowry at his very best”.

She added: “Station Approach, Manchester is one of Lowry’s most exciting works to emerge on to the market in recent years.

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  • Born in November 1887, Laurence Stephen Lowry lived and worked around Manchester and Salford
  • After being rejected by the Manchester Municipal College of Art in 1903, he continued to take private art classes
  • In 1953 he was appointed an official artist at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
  • In 1968 he rejected a knighthood proposed by the prime minister in the New Year’s Honours list
  • Lowry died on 23 February 1976, seven months before the opening of a major retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy, London

Source: Sotheby’s