N06032 THE POND 1950
Inscr. ‘L.S. Lowry 1950’ b.r.
Canvas, 45×60 (114·5×152·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist through the Lefevre Gallery 1951.
Exh: Lefevre Gallery, March 1951 (1); R.A., 1951 (564).
Lit: Mervyn Levy, L. S. Lowry, A.R.A., 1961, pp.13–14, repr. pl.14 (in colour).
Repr: Maurice Collis, The Discovery of L. S. Lowry, 1951, pl.23; Mervyn Levy, Drawing and Painting for Young People, 1960, facing p.65.
‘This is a composite picture built up from a blank canvas. I hadn't the slightest idea of what I was going to put in the canvas when I started the picture but it eventually came out as you see it. This is the way I like working best’ (letter from the artist, 21 January 1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I