This picture is one of his more dynamic works capturing various instances of movement, as well as an account of his fascination with crowd dynamics and the individual behaviour within a collective. In this instance there is a fight unfolding between a group of men with various passers-by watching and turning their heads in shock. He uses the colour red to highlight a few details in the painting, such as a figure’s hat or clothing.
The original Industrial Scene, about the same size as this print, has been displayed at the Norwich Castle Museum since its acquisition in 1971. In this same collection there are also many brilliantLandscape With Farm Buildingsworks from the 1950s. The acquisition of these pieces was facilitated by the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, co-founded by David Carr, who was also its first president and a dear friend and collector of Lowry’s.