Catalogue entry

N05912 COMING OUT OF SCHOOL 1927
 
Inscr. ‘L. S. Lowry 1927’ b.r.
Oil on plywood, 13 1/2×21 1/4 (34·5×54).
Presented by the Duveen Paintings Fund 1949.
Coll: Bought by the Duveen Paintings Fund at the ‘Daily ExpressYoung Artists Exhibition 1927.
Exh:Daily ExpressYoung Artists Exhibition, R.B.A. Galleries, June 1927 (359).

This is not a depiction of a particular place but is based on recollections of a school seen in Lancashire (letter from the artist, 21 January 1956).

There are traces of an unfinished composition on the reverse.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I