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

St. Annes-on-Sea

Date:
1957
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
11 x 18 1/2 inches (27.9 x 47 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on canvas fold-over on verso, upper stretcher bar, center, stamped in black ink: "GEORGE ROWNEY & SONS" [the rest of the stamp is obscured by brown paper tape.]; inscribed on lower stretcher bar, towards left, adhesive label tape onto brown paper tape: "PRITZKER COLLECTION | RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART | P.O. BOX 1838 SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 | L.S. LOWRY, ST. ANNS ON SEA # 30" with addition in black felt pen: "ANNES"; inscribed on lower stretcher bar, center, paper label, almost entirely obscured by brown paper tape; only text visible is: "Oil Painting" printed in black followed by: "by L.S. LOWRY" handwritten in blue ink [The border visible at the edge of the label matches that of the unobscured Lefevre Gallery label found on the verso of Lowry’s Fylde, A Landscape (B2012.31.12), also from the Pritzker collection.]

Signed with dark paint, lower left: "LS Lowry 1957"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Regan Pritzker
Copyright Status:
© The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS / ARS 2015
Accession Number:
B2012.32.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
beach | boats | marine art | people
Associated Places:
England | Lancashire | Saint Anne's | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:63991
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While L. S. Lowry would become famous for his industrial townscapes (one of which is shown alongside), his earliest surviving work, made at the age of fourteen, is a simple pencil drawing of yachts. This was made at Lytham St. Annes, a resort combining Lytham and St. Annes-on-Sea on Lancashire’s Fylde coast near Blackpool, then a popular holiday destination 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. This subtle coastal view made when Lowry’s reputation was at its height is derived from the same landscape that inspired his earliest drawing as a child.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)



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

Modernism and Memory - Rhoda Pritzker and the Art of Collecting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-03-30 - 2016-08-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Ian Collins, Modernism and memory : Rhoda Pritzker and the art of collecting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, Tittle Page, pp. 40, 207, Title Page, fig. 14, 207 fig., N6768 .M635 2016 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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