Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lowry's Old Home on Sale

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lowry's Old Home on Sale

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Matchstick men painter L.S. Lowry would have raised a wry eyebrow if he'd known his paintings would one day sell for millions, as his famous Station Approach did three years ago.

The canvass fetched £2.3 million at a Sotheby's auction and depicts crowds walking towards Manchester's North Western Exchange Station, which has since been demolished. And the Manchester-based Lowry would have been equally amazed to know that his former home in the suburb of Mottram would one day go on sale for £325,000, or approaching twice the average price of a home in the city.

Lawrence Stephen Lowry lived at The Elms from 1939 until his death in 1976 and it's where several of his well-known and more controversial canvasses were painted. These include a famous painting of a local agricultural fair completed by Lowry the year he moved to The Elms. …

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