Cranes and Ships, Glasgow Docks by L S Lowry

The work depicts Prince's Docks on the River Clyde which was equipped with hydraulic cranes and sheds to cater for the cargo trade.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £198,400)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Christie's

The cranes and ships have an imposing presence but we do not see anyone working on them. The figures are atypically large and appear to be between jobs or engaged in conversation.

Provenance

Lefevre Gallery, 1953; Fred Uhlman; Sotheby's, 1965; private collection.

Venue details

Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, GLASGOW Strathclyde G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 www.glasgowmuseums.com

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