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Market Scene In Northern Town

Market Scene In Northern Town
Signed Print

L S Lowry

Lithograph, 1973
Signed Print Edition of 750
H 46cm x W 61cm

Critical Review

There has been much speculation over where this scene was painted, considering that many of Lowry’s paintings, although inspired by real places, were composite images with buildings moved and edited to create a more pleasing composition. However, it is likely that this scene is of Pendlebury Market where Lowry lived and worked.

Despite the busy, swarm of people that creates a sense of bustle to the image, like many of Lowry’s works there is a solemn and lonely element to this print. The figures, though in close proximity to one another, seem isolated from one another and from the viewer who looks to the bustling crowd from an elevated distance. Lowry’s Market Scene in Northern Town makes clear his view on the condition of loneliness experienced as a result of modern industrial life in the city.

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