L S Lowry – Woman with Beard Sketch – Unsigned Limited Edition Print (New In)


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L S Lowry – Woman with Beard Sketch – Unsigned Limited Edition Print


Perfect Condition – Has been kept in a drawer for 40 years – Never been framed (This print is not framed, but can be for an extra cost)

“Sketch for Woman with Beard”
Limited edition print – One of 750 produced
Image size 5.5″x 8.5″
Stamped by the fine art trade guild
This is the preliminary sketch for the oil painting titled ‘Woman with Beard’ and was published at the same time.
Published by the Adam collection in 1975
Printed by Chorley and Pickersgill Copyright in all countries inc. USA
It is one of the artist’s rare real portraits.



L S Lowry (1887 – 1976).

Laurence Stephen Lowry was born in November 1887 in Manchester. He was the only child of Irish-born R S Lowry and Elizabeth Lowry (née Hobson). He attended a local school in Victoria Park, but took private lessons from William Fitz. Before starting work as a clerk for a firm of chartered accountants in 1904.
From 1905-1915 he attended drawing and painting classes at the Municipal College of Art. Which later became Manchester College of Art, and now part of Manchester Metropolitan University. Where he was tutored by Adolphe Valette.


LS Lowry moved to Pendlebury in Salford with his parents in 1909. Where he was to live for nearly 40 years. During this time he attended art classes at Salford School of Art. Subsequently he developing an interest in the urban and industrial landscape. He exhibited with the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts from 1919. As well as entering paintings in the Paris Salon.
By the early 1930s he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy in London. He was awarded an honorary MA at Manchester University in 1945. Doctor of Letters in 1961. Elected to the Royal Academy in 1962, and given freedom of the City of Salford in 1965.

He lived in Mottram until he died in 1976. A death marked by unprecedented homage by the ‘ordinary people’ of Manchester.
Lowry is unquestionably one of the most celebrated British artists and his unique contribution to recording the period. Culture and landscape of industrial Salford and Manchester is without parallel. His work is a most distinctive and comprehensive record of the pre and post World War Two northern industrial town.

There are hundreds of Lowry paintings & drawings in public collections – Including, The Tate, Manchester Art Gallery.

Laurence Stephen Lowry

Many people associate Lowry with “matchstick men”, but he is known to have produced over 10,000 works. Ranging from finished oil paintings to hastily drawn sketches. The local industrial scene was his most frequent subject but he also painted seascapes and portraits. He was a great humourist and had intense insight into human nature, characterising it without sentiment.

Later in his life L S Lowry concentrated on producing paintings of figures. Either singly or in groups, invariably against a white background. He also produced thousand of pencil drawings during his lifetime. These are now very collectable.
L S Lowry died without a registered doctor, leading the galleries a merry dance. Hoping to inherit a few paintings in his will, they courted him in his old age only to find he had left them all to a girl. Who was also called Lowry, who had written him a letter years before, asking how she could become an artist.

Lowry’s status as one of the major British artists of the 20th Century was reinforced with the painting “Going To The Match”. This was sold at Auction for a record £1.9 million to the Professional Footballers Association. With it subsequently selling in 2022 for £7.8 Million at Christies Auction House.

Additionally The Lowry Centre in Salford Quays now holds major collection of his work.

We always hold a great selection of Rare Signed Prints & Originals by L.S Lowry.

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L S Lowry Woman with a Beard



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