On A Promenade
Lowry would often visit the coast, usually the North East, from Sunderland all the way up to Berwick-on-Tweed.
He very much enjoyed staying at the Seaburn Hotel.
He painted and sketched the North Sea in many forms, with and without boats, as backdrops to portraits – even in self-portraits.
And the Seaburn Hotel (now the Marriott), on Sunderland’s seafront, made the perfect base.
From 1960, Room 104 became a home-from-home for the observer in the trilby and the three-piece suit.
Materials: Print. Lithograph.
Publisher: Ainsworths (Bury) Ltd.
Image Size: 40.0 cm (h) x 28.6 cm (w)
Date: c1975 (After a felt tip pen drawing dated 1971)
*Although this piece is framed, it would benefit from reframing.
NB The signature on the main print is “in the plate”, meaning it is printed not hand-signed – though the numbering has been done by hand.
The dated signature on the reverse of the piece is printed and looks to be a postcard from when the piece was originally released.
* This piece came from the private collection of an extremely famous English footballer *