The Mail Online reports on the regional UK sale of a collection of works owned by a working couple that is now estimated to be worth £500,000. Morphets auction house in Yorkshire will sell these LS Lowry paintings (and canvases by Utrillo and Helen Bradley.) The most valuable of the Lowry’s was bought directly from the artist two years after he painted it and has not been previously known. Lowry’s The Football Match sold for £5.6m in July.
Auctioneer Liz Pepper-Darling said: ‘This couple were very keen on art and obviously had a good eye for it. When they bought the paintings people in the art world knew who Lowry was but it was a few years before he came to public attention.They spent their money very wisely on acquiring what could prove to be a very good investment. The paintings hung on the wall of their home in Harrogate but they have been stored in a cupboard since they both died.”