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AUTHENTICATING  LOWRY

 

 

 So is it a real Lowry painting you have tucked away in the wardrobe or under the bed that Grandma swore was authentic ? Or is it another early mistake made by the art experts who thought it was a Lowry that got away. Art experts who got it very wrong by today's standards and it's something just painted in his style?

 But it could always actually be a down and out fake Lowry you know. There ere lots out there of course. Today thet emerge from the shadows as a forgotten one from a long lost collection which gets suddenly miraculously rediscovered...

 

 Notorious British art forger Shaun Greenhalgh for one created many a fake Lowry, as did amateur artist David Henty, who admits he sold hundreds of fake paintings through his eBay site over the past five years, including dozens of fake Lowry's.

 

 

So is this  Painting  by L. S. LOWRY or is it a  Fake?  >

The Canadian owners didn't think so after they bought the

Lowry from an Canadian auction house.

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

Legitimate authentic Lowry painting

 

 

 

 The painting above is purportedly by the British artist Laurence Stephen Lowry - 1887 - 1976, but is it a Fake Lowry,  a Faux Lowry another counterfeit Lowry painting, or the real McCoy?

 Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA., 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 as an artist was inspired by a strange ‘beauty’ he described seeing on the streets. Like the Lowry to the left..

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Compare the painting of his figures in the work bought in Canada to that of a detail from one of his known paintings to its right.

Notice anything?

Lowry fake detail
Detail from legitimate L S Lowry work

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


Ask yourself, is it good enough to be by Lowry?

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

 

Detail
   Legitimate Lowry image

Fake Lowry signature

^ IS  THIS A  LEGITIMATE  LOWRY SIGNATURE ?

Authentic - Lowry Signature

Above: Authentic - Lowry Signature

 

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

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

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

L S Lowry Studio

LS Lowry in his studio

 

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

 

 

 

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ARCHIVED INFORMATION PAGESNKS TO ROADSHOW ARCHIVED TOPIC PAGES      
PAINTINGS 2005 POTTED  BY  DOULTON GLASSWEAR BY  Galle - Daum & Lalique MILITARY MEDALS AND ORDERS
A FAKE LOWRY GEORGE TINWORTH - DOULTON POTTER GEORGIAN SILVER GEORGE III - INDIAN PEACE MEDAL
FRANK MOSS BENNETT - ARTIST BATTLE FOR CHRYSLERS FARM HISTORY OF THE DOUGLAS MOTORCYCLE AMERICAN INDIAN PEACE MEDALS
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF - CANADIAN SCHONFELDER VIOLINS HISTORICA SCHOLASTICA  PETRUS COMESTORE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL
GEORGES BARBIER - ART DECO STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS PETER POPPELMAN GERMAN SCULPTOR WEXFORD CIVIL WAR MEDAL
TOULOUS LAUTREC - ARISTADE BRUANT CHARLOTTE BRONTE WALTER SCOTT - WAVERLEY NOVELS JOHN WILKINSON TRADE TOKEN
LAUREN HARRIS - CANADIAN POLISH PRISONER OF WAR PENNY BLACK STAMP DAYS MILLS BUTTER MEDAL
CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ - IRISH ARTIST EATONS PUNKIN HEAD THE CONSTABLE MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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