$15,000-$23,000 Value Indicator
$13,500-$20,000 Value Indicator
¥70,000-¥110,000 Value Indicator
€9,500-€14,000 Value Indicator
$80,000-$120,000 Value Indicator
¥1,460,000-¥2,180,000 Value Indicator
$10,000-$15,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 56cm x W 43cm
Edition size: 650
Within the last 12 months, L. S. Lowry's Berwick Upon Tweed has sold once at auction achieveing a buyer-paid value of £10,200. The highest buyer-paid value is £10,625 in October 2021. Within the last five-year period, the hammer price varies and ranges from £3,600 to £8,500, and the average return to the seller is £5,386. The total volume of sales is fifteen, and the current market cap is £3,215,333 for an edition of 650. This artwork has sold largely at Bonhams and throughout various other auction houses in the United Kingdom.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|December 2022||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Tennants Auctioneers - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|May 2022||Cheffins - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Wilson55 - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|December 2021||Wilson55 - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Lawrences Auctioneers of Crewkerne - United Kingdom||Berwick Upon Tweed - Signed Print|
Showing a portrait composition of a street scene, Berwick Upon Tweed is a print from 1973 by L. S. Lowry. The scene is viewed from a high point, possibly from a set of stairs implied by the brick wall in the bottom left corner of the print, and the print is compacted with town buildings that follow the street up to a vanishing point.
Lowry was a regular visitor to Berwick-upon-Tweed, a town in Northumberland, producing more than 30 paintings and drawings of the town. This depiction of the town is typical of Lowry’s stylised realism, with a cluster of his ‘matchstick-men’ populating the foreground of the print. Berwick Upon Tweed is a casual scene, showing the figures going about their daily business; chatting in groups, walking their dogs, and taking a trip to the shops.
Much like many of Lowry’s town scenes, this print is depicted in a limited palette of muted colours. Elements of humour and caricature can be seen in the print, but Berwick Upon Tweed is largely characterised by what art historian John Rothenstein called “a kind of gloomy lyricism.” Lowry often claimed to use just five colours in his paintings, vermillion, ivory black, Prussian blue, yellow ochre and flake white.