12 of 21 portraits of L.S. Lowry
by Sefton Samuels
bromide print, 1968
9 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (242 mm x 297 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry (1887-1976), Painter. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Taken at Lowry's house, this image conveys something of the artist's unselfconsciousness.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (sitter's home, The Elms, Mottram in Longdendale)
Events of 1968back to top
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