Britain at Play

L.S. Lowry

R.B.A., R.A.

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"Britain at Play"
Signed, limited edition of 850
Published by Mainstone publications
Courtesy of the Usher Gallery Lincoln
Printed by Beric Press
Stamped by the fine art trade guild
Copyright in all countries inc. USA.
Image size 17.5"x 23.5"
Below is an image of a faded 'Britain at Play'; unfortunately most of the edition is in this condition which dramatically reduces the value and possibility of resale.

lowry britain at play signed print mounted

All Lowry' s signed limited editions are photo lithos.
ie. When published they are all absolutely identical and there is no difference in condition or value in any particular number.
The idea that the edition number has some bearing on value, comes from the days of 'original etchings where a plate was etched and inked..
and it was thought that earlier copies were preferable.. (as the plates were 'cleaner' and less full of ink)
Some galleries use this as a sales ploy on unsuspecting customers...
It is of utmost importance how the prints have been well looked after during their last 40+ years ...

L.S. Lowry, whose full name was Laurence Stephen Lowry, was a British painter known for his distinctive depictions of industrial scenes and landscapes in northern England.
He was born on November 1, 1887, in Stretford, Lancashire, which is now part of Greater Manchester.
Lowry spent most of his life in the industrial towns of northern England, particularly Salford and Manchester.

Lowry's artwork primarily focused on the working-class life and the industrial environment of the region.
He captured scenes of factories, mills, terraced houses, and crowded streets filled with people going about their daily lives.
His style was characterized by his use of a limited color palette, with a preference for somber tones such as blacks, grays, and browns.
Lowry's paintings often portrayed the starkness and loneliness of the urban landscapes, highlighting the effects of industrialization on the people and their surroundings.

One of Lowry's most famous paintings is "Going to the Match," which depicts a crowd of football fans heading towards a match at Bolton Wanderers' football stadium.
This painting showcases his ability to capture the spirit and energy of everyday life in the industrial towns of northern England.

Lowry's work gained recognition and popularity later in his life.
He was elected a Royal Academician in 1962 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Salford in 1965.
Today, his paintings are highly sought after, and he is considered one of the most important British artists of the 20th century.

Several institutions in northern England exhibit and preserve Lowry's work.
The Lowry, located in Salford Quays near Manchester, is a gallery and arts center dedicated to showcasing his art.
It houses a significant collection of his paintings, drawings, and other works.
The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester also holds a collection of Lowry's works.

L.S. Lowry's legacy continues to be celebrated in northern England, where his art captures the essence of the region's industrial heritage and the lives of its working-class communities.

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