Rare Lowry art collection to go on sale

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A MAJOR collection of British art, including work by LS Lowry, goes on sale in Harrogate on Thursday.

Owned by a family from the town, the collection was bought during the 1970s from several London galleries and is expected to raise between £350,000 and £400,000 at auction.

It includes three oil paintings and a pencil drawing by LS Lowry (1887-1967) as well as works by other notable artists, several of which have not been seen on the market since they were originally purchased almost 40 years ago.

The auction takes place at Morphets on Thursday, September 8 at 10am.