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A scene inspired by an incident in Pendlebury, Manchester, where a woman committed suicide by drowning. Seen against a backdrop of terraced houses, civic and industrial buildings, which are arranged across the background of the composition rather like a stage set against which the activity happens, a large crowd of people have gathered. In the foreground is an expanse of open space dotted with numerous figures coming from all directions to congregate at the lower right-hand corner of the scene, crowding around the victim of 'the accident'.
oil on panel
H 36.3 x W 61 cm
purchased from the Six Manchester Art Clubs Exhibition, 1930
Signed and dated at left bottom edge: L.S.LOWRY 1926