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Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry

1 of 21 portraits of L.S. Lowry

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry, by Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry, 1938 - NPG L224 - © Rothschild Trust Company Inc; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

© Rothschild Trust Company Inc; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry

by Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry
oil on canvas, 1938
21 in. x 17 1/8 in. (535 mm x 435 mm)
Lent by a private collection, 2002
Primary Collection
NPG L224


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Lowry did not identify his portraits, giving them general titles such as here, The Man with Red Eyes. Later he inscribed the back of the canvas: 'The Artist aged 51'. Painted in 1938, the year that his mother was dying, the evident grief and anger are a rare expression of emotion in the artist's work.

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