$7,500-$11,500 Value Indicator
$7,000-$10,500 Value Indicator
¥35,000-¥50,000 Value Indicator
€4,600-€7,000 Value Indicator
$40,000-$60,000 Value Indicator
¥740,000-¥1,120,000 Value Indicator
$5,000-$7,500 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 25cm x W 36cm
Edition size: 850
L S Lowry's The Football Match (signed) from 1973, a lithograph, is estimated to be valued between £3,100 and £4,650. Over the past 12 months, the average selling price has been £3,600 with a total of 3 sales. In the last five years, the hammer price has varied from £2,400 in July 2023 to a high of £6,200 in September 2022. Since its first sale in September 2005, The Football Match has been sold 20 times at auction, showing an average annual growth rate of 3%. This piece is part of an edition size of 850.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2023||Capes Dunn - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|June 2023||Wilson55 - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|July 2022||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Duke's Auctioneers - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Gorringes - United Kingdom||The Football Match - Signed Print|
Football was one of Lowry’s most pivotal passions and artistic subjects, reportedly having been a Man City supporter. The Football Match is one of many studies on the game of football. Defining characteristics of Lowry’s style of realism are the mix of smoky industrialism and the modern cityscape, as well as the human and almost intimate spectacle of sport. In Lowry’s series on football, the figures, albeit still stick-like and stylised, are nonetheless more active than in his cityscapes and industrial studies where they wander indifferently across the scenery. In this drawing the players converge on a ball, framed by the goals, the fence and Lowry’s favoured Mancunian skyline. The players are captured mid- movement and Lowry clearly puts emphasis on their clothing through his usage of colour, making them stand out. Beyond them the picture disappears into a haze of urbanity that shrouds factories and churches alike.