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 Express’ Young Artists Exhibition 1927.
Exh: ‘Daily Express’ Young 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.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I