Lowry’s Liverpool Painting sells for £1m

lowry liverpool.Not one of his best efforts is it.

A forgotten painting by LS Lowry has fetched more than £1m – twice the expected price.

The Salford artist’s painting of Liverpool’s famous Liver Building was bought in 1963 by Vernon’s Pools founder Vernon Sangster.

It has been seen in public once, at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery in 1973.

The Sangster family are selling the painting as well as two others by Lowry, at Christie’s 20th Century British Art Sale in London on Friday.

The rediscovered work was estimated to fetch between £300,000 and £500,000, and is unusual because most of Lowry’s landscapes were of Manchester and Salford.


An anonymous bidder paid £1,072,000 for the work.