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Is this Painting by L.S.LOWRY A Fake?

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The Canadian owners didn't think so after they bought the Lowry from an Ontario auction house.

 

 

Painted on wood, this Lowry measures about 8 " x 4"

 

 

 

 

 The painting on the left is purportedly by the British artist Laurence Stephen Lowry - 1887 - 1976 but is it a Fake Lowry,  a Faux Lowry or simply a Counterfeit Lowry painting?

 

 L S Lowry is best known for his "matchstick men and women", paintings of people in the industrial towns of the north of England, factories, chimneys and smoke filled industrial landscapes

 Stephen Lowry grew up in Stretford, now a suburb of Manchester, England and most of his work portrays quite desolate urban landscapes and anonymous busy figures.

Lowry was inspired by a strange ‘beauty’ he described seeing on the streets. Like the Lowry below right.

How to spot if it's a fake Lowry:

 

 

 

 

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Lowry fake detail

Detail

 

 

 

 

Compare the painting of his figures in the work above to that of a detail from one of his known paintings, below!

Detail from legitimate L S Lowry work

 

Notice anything?

Look at the quality of the    drawing of the detail from the painting on the left and its lack of clarity compared to the precision displayed by Lowry in the painting above.


Is it good enough to be by Lowry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legitimate authentic Lowry painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS  THIS A  LEGITIMATE  LOWRY SIGNATURE ?

 

 Now lets have a good look at the construction of Lowry's signature below and compare it to the Lowry signature on our oil painting.

Follow the actual construction of each letter, left to right, up and down and THEN compare like with like. Which Lowry is right?

 

Whilst some say Lowry's work is somewhat childlike, Lowry's figures are very defined, full of clarity and character and certainly not  BLOBS of paint!

 

 

Authentic - Lowry Signature

Above: Authentic - Lowry Signature

Fake Lowry signature

As you can see, the signatures construction in our painting is  V E R Y   different indeed. Look closely at the   S the W  and the  R  and the  Y

LS Lowry in his studio

L S Lowry Studio

I don't think Mr Lowry would be too amused.

 

 

 

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Specialist photos: Jackie Freeman Photography: England.

 

 

ARCHIVED INFORMATION PAGESNKS TO ROADSHOW ARCHIVED TOPIC PAGES      
PAINTINGS 2005 POTTED  BY  DOULTON GLASSWEAR BY  Galle - Daum & Lalique MILITARY MEDALS AND ORDERS
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