Millworkers by L S Lowry

Lowry uses subtle sombre greens, red browns, sooty black and off-white to portray the atmosphere of a milltown, of which Preston is an archetypal example.


Oil on canvas
41 x 51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £49,000)
Acquired in:
Crane Kalman Gallery Ltd

Dickens, in 'Hard Times', used Preston, with its countless black smoking chimneys fuelling the mills as his model for Coketown.


With Lefevre Gallery; private collection; with Crane Kalman Gallery.

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Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248

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