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An Accident

© the estate of L. S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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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'.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1926

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 36.3 x W 61 cm

Accession number

1930.153

Acquisition method

purchased from the Six Manchester Art Clubs Exhibition, 1930

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed and dated at left bottom edge: L.S.LOWRY 1926


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