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St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church
Signed Print

L S Lowry

Lithograph, 1967
Signed Print Edition of 500
H 26cm x W 37cm

Critical Review

Until the final years of his life Lowry continued to draw obsessively, producing over 8,000 works, many like this one that were made on location as a means to capture the nuances of his everyday life. Lowry saw drawing as a medium in its own right, not just as an important step in producing paintings. St. Mary’s Church is indicative of Lowry’s adept handling of line and tone that certainly marked him as more than a mere ‘Sunday painter’.

St. Mary’s Church reveals Lowry’s precise style in handling depth and perspective, notably in his great focus on detail with the architecture in the scene. Lowry’s lithographs like St. Mary’s Church are produced by hand whereby a plate is etched and inked, and the paper is then pressed onto the plate to produce an original. Due to this printing process, no two prints are exactly the same and are therefore highly sought after.

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