T00111 INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE 1955
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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I