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 Dimensions: 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.