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Signed Print Edition of 500
H 38cm x W 57cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Ewbank's - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|February 2022||Byrne's - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|June 2021||Bellmans, Sussex - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
|December 2018||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||On The Sands - Signed Print|
Produced after an oil painting from 1953 of the same name, On The Sands is a lithograph print by L. S. Lowry that shows a number of families on a day out to the beach. The sea was a significant source of inspiration for Lowry. During the 1960s, the artist regularly visited the northeast, staying at the Seaburn Hotel in Sunderland in a room from which he could see the North Sea.
On The Sands captures Lowry’s amusing and distinctive vision of British summer time, one that does not show scenes of sunshine and sunbathers, but fully clothed characters with coats and some with hats on. Boats are depicted in the background, but none appear to be in use, as they lay dormant piled up on the sand.
Having painted many industrial city scenes by this point in his career, On The Sands effectively transports the same figures from his townscapes and places them on the beach, wearing the same clothing as they would in the cities. After the war it was common for the working classes to travel by train to the seaside for their annual holiday, thus this print is indicative of Lowry’s desire to capture the working class experience in their leisure time.