This is a high quality art print of a painting, Beach Scene [c.1960]
- Based on the original painting by L.S. Lowry [1887-1976]
- Full colour Giclée art print
- This is a print to order item supplied rolled in tube
- Choice of two sizes: Medium (frameable size of 11 inch x 14 inch / 179 mm x 356 mm) or Large (frameable size of 16.5 inch x 23.4 inch / 420 mm x 594 mm)
- Note that due to varying sizes of the original artworks, the frameable size you select creates a print that is to scale with the original painting, and the print you receive will have a variable surrounding border (refer to image 2 for an example of how this could look)
Beach Scene (c1960), was purchased with the support of Art Fund, the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives, and the Guild of Freemen of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) is an artist well known for his depictions of forbidding industrial scenes of North West England. He is less well known for his paintings of the North East coast, particularly of England’s northern most town Berwick upon Tweed.
Lowry visited Berwick often and he produced roughly 30 finished works. The artist’s first known depiction of Berwick is of Marygate and dated 1935, and two of his paintings were shown at his first one-man exhibition in London in 1939. He continued to visit Berwick until the year before his death in 1976.
Spittal, a former fishing village on the opposite side of the river to Berwick, became a popular tourist resort in Victorian times, made popular with the coming of the railways in 1850. The village was a favoured walking place for Lowry, who probably reached it by travelling on the ferry across the estuary. Beach Scene is identified as being a view of the beach and dunes at the south end of Spittal’s promenade. Though there have been exhibitions of Lowry’s work in Berwick, most recently in 2014, no example of the artist’s work has ever been retained for a public institution in Berwick until now.
You can follow in the footsteps of Lowry with the the 5 mile Lowry Trail created by Berwick’s Preservation Trust with viewing points showing the artist’s paintings and drawings from the spot he painted them from.
Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Museums Northumberland © Woodhorn Charitable Trust