Lot 46Laurence Stephen Lowry
The Road to Town
Signed L.S. Lowry (lr) and inscribed on the reverse P...S. Lowry
Oil on canvas
12 3/16 x 14 1/8 inches (31 x 36 cm)
Purportedly from the private collection of a member of the Agnew family, London
Acquired by Keith Irvine from the above, circa 1970
C The Keith Irvine Collection
Wax-lined. Frame rubbing. Scattered heavy cracking. Very dirty varnish. 3/4 inch line of inpainting at upper center. It is difficult to detect further restoration through the varnish under UV light. However, there appears to have been scattered paint flakes that have been inpainting - mainly in the sky, but also in a 1 1/2 inch area in the lower left.
Provenance: Acquired at Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, circa 1970, purportedly. Not in the gallery inventory, however. From private collection of one of the Agnews.
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