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antiques: Lowry s Liverpool.

I WROTE here a couple of weeks ago about a sale in London of L.S. Lowry's largely unseen panoramic view of the Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings from across the busy River Mersey.

The magnificent work was painted in 1962 and acquired the following year by Vernon Sangster, the founder of Vernon's Pools. Since then, apart from a brief exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in 1973, it had been "lost" for more than 30 years.

Auctioneers Christie's said bids of pounds 300,000-500,000 were anticipated. I reckoned it could sell for twice as much. It did.

The rediscovered masterpiece sold for pounds 1,072,000, the second highest price for the artist at auction.

Remember I told you so.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 17, 2006
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