Catalogue entry

Inscr. ‘L. S. Lowry 1955’ b.r.
Canvas, 45×60 (114·5×152).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1956.
Exh: R.A., 1956 (83).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1956, pl.70.

The artist writes: ‘The picture is of no particular place. When I started it on the plain canvas I hadn't the slightest idea as to what sort of Industrial Scene would result. But by making a start by putting say a Church or Chimney near the middle this picture seemed to come bit by bit’ (letter of 19 October 1956).

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