Lowry, Laurence Stephen 1887-1976 British AR, The Beach
Lowry, Laurence Stephen 1887-1976 British AR, The Beach. 10.25 x 20 ins., (26 x 51 cms.), Offset lithograph on Wove Paper, Signed in Pencil. The Beach was completed in 1947 using a sketch he made titled Deal in 1912. In 1973 Venture Prints of Bristol made the the limited edition print, three colour offset lithograph. The vendor bought this print and Deal at the time and has owned them ever since. Both prints are in their original frames and in pristine condition. These two prints should be of considerable local interest, it is not often an image of Deal by a great artist comes up for sale in Kent. The large brick building is The Royal, as it is known locally, a hotel that gained some celebrity when Nelson enjoyed trysts with Lady Hamilton a century earlier. It looks very different now, but a photograph of the Royal in 1900 shows it to be exactly like the building in the painting. The frontage looks very different today with roads and tarmac Boats used to be drawn right up to the pavement edge. Few people know that Deal has the Timeball, which drops at 13.00 every day. This clock was linked to the main one in Greenwhich and was used by the fleets waiting at sea to set their timings for their navigation charts, otherwise they may have ended up far from their destinations.
Auction Date: September 2016