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Painting fetches 1m Pounds
A rare oil painting by LS Lowry yesterday fetched more than 1m pound at auction, doubling its estimated price. The
artist's oil painting of
was sold at Christie's sale of 20th century British art in
, where an anonymous bidder paid 1,072,000 pounds for it, making the oil painting the second most expensive Lowry sold to date.
's Pools founder Robert Sangster bought the oil painting in 1963 but displayed it only once, at
in 1973. Hidden from public view for more than three decades, the oil painting stayed in the family's private collection.
The oil painting is a view across the River Mersey, a contrast to the artist's industrial scenes of smoking chimneys and streets teeming with people.
Much of Lowry's work features the landscapes of
, making the Liver Building all the more unusual, with Christie's estimating a price tag of between between 300,000 pounds and 500,000 pounds because of its rarity. Two other Lowry oil paintings were up for auction. A Quarrel sold for 512,000 pounds and Procession in
, Whit Monday made 321,600 pounds. These oil paintings were also from the collection of Robert Sangster. The highest price for a Lowry is 1.9m pounds, paid by the Professional Footballers Association for Going to the Match.