House, pencil drawing

L.S. Lowry

R.B.A., R.A.

lowry pencil house drawing

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)
A garden party
Signed with initials and dated 1926
25 x 35cm; 9.75 x 13.75in
Provenance: From a Wiltshire private house

Price Realized
£10.000 + comission

This is quite an early work by Lowry.
His style had not yet matured into what we now recognize as a classic drawing.
The pencil strokes are much lighter and the overall feeling of the sketch does not have the same resonance as his work in the 1960s and 970s.
It i a relatively unusual scene for Lowr to sketch,
'A garden party' does not resonate with the industrial scenes and hardships that he encountered and drew in his later paintings.
It must be noted that the above selling price is very much outdated by today's standards.
and unlike the signed limited edition prints, drawings aways require a good provenance