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Creator:
L. S. Lowry, 1887–1976, British
Title:

Regatta

Date:
1957
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
4 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches (10.8 x 22.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS / ARS 2015
Accession Number:
B2012.1.2
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boats | marine art | race | red | regatta | sailing | sails | sloops (sailing vessels) | sporting art
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54275
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While L. S. Lowry would become famous for his industrial townscapes (one of which is shown nearby), his earliest surviving work, made at the age of fourteen, was a pencil drawing of yachts. This was made at Lytham St. Annes, a town combining Lytham and St. Annes-on-Sea on the Lancashire coast, then a popular resort near Blackpool for residents of the large industrial cities of northwest England. Lowry enjoyed vacations there as a child and remained attached to the region for the rest of his life. These two coastal views are both derived from the coastline on or near Lancashire’s Fylde coast.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

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