This early work of a crowd watching a trade union procession, with the mills of Manchester in the background, is typical of Lowry's dispassionate observation of human life.

The loneliness which prompted Lowry to paint pervades much of his work.


Anthony Carlisle.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA
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