A signed LS Lowry print 'The Pond', numbered 272 from an edition of 850 published in 1974.

Signed LS Lowry print ‘The Pond’ in Lichfield auction

A SIGNED print by LS Lowry is going under the hammer at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Monday, August 21.

Catalogued by Richard Winterton Auctioneers following a house clearance, ‘The Pond’ depicts a boating lake in one of Lowry’s characteristic industrial settings.

Signed in pencil to the lower margin with the Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp, the print is numbered 272 from an edition of 850 published in 1974 by Mainstone Publications.

The print is of an oil on canvas painted by Lowry in 1950, currently held by the Tate Britain in London.

Reportedly, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson used the image as a Christmas card in 1964.

The pictures features Lowry's distinctive 'matchstick' figures.
The pictures features Lowry’s distinctive ‘matchstick’ figures.

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1996) is best known for his drawings and paintings depicting mid-20th century life in the industrial areas of north west England, populated by his distinctive ‘matchstick’ figures.

With a guide estimate of £800 to £1,000, the signed print of ‘The Pond’ features as Lot 522 in Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Antiques & Home Sale on Monday, August 21, starting 9.30am at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, WS13 8NF.

'The Pond' depicts a boating lake in one of Lowry's characteristic industrial settings. It is signed in pencil to the lower margin on the right with the Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp to the left.
The print is signed in pencil to the lower margin on the right with the Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp to the left.

The catalogue can be accessed online via our Auction Dates page a week before the sale and viewing in person takes place at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Friday, August 18.

To book, or to arrange an appointment for a free valuation, email office@richardwinterton.co.uk or telephone 01543 251081.

Free home visits are also available for large collections and house clearance quotations.

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