Northern Art ExhibitionLast updated on
We have been incredibly fortunate to be able to curate a wonderful collection of Northern Art which will be available to purchase in the gallery throughout the month of August.
James Lawrence Isherwood
The new collection includes some incredibly rare early paintings by the late Wigan artist James Lawrence Isherwood. Some of the new selection of paintings have come the from the estate of Isherwood’s late dentist who acquired several works directly from his patient in the 1950s.
Big congratulations goes out to Salford’s Geoffrey Key who has recently been asked to curate a three man exhibition at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery featuring his own work along with that of L S Lowry and Harold Riley. Geoffrey has reviewed the permanent collection of Salford and selected a wonderful array of works by each artist which will be on show until 30th March 2023.
Geoffrey is not the only one though who has been allowed special access to his work as Giles has also been searching through Geoffrey’s own collection in search of treasures. We now therefore have a new selection of mixed media works on paper and oils from his own studio including works dating back to the late 1960s.
L S Lowry
It wouldn’t be right to have a norther art feature without showcasing the work of L S Lowry who remains one of our most requested artists and certainly on of the most collectible.
The first of the Lowry pieces is the incredibly popular limited edition print of the sketch of Deal beach in Kent. As one of his most affordable editions, this limited edition is fine art trade guild stamped and hand signed by Lowry so a wonderful buy for any existing or new Lowry collector.
The second Lowry is one of the ultra rare lithographs and is one of the holy grail pieces for any collector of Lowry editions. No original painting exists from each lithograph as the original was produced on a lithographic stone with the express purpose of producing these hand made lithographs. Each edition is essentially unique hence them being termed as original lithographs and 75 versions of each were produced and hand signed by Lowry.
The final piece in the Northern collection is the original oil on board painting by the late Apple Bridge artist, Theodore Major.
Major’s estate have slowly released original works to the market over the last few years in anticipation of the upcoming book on the artist by Michael Howard but supply has now slowed as fewer and fewer works are now available.