Another Lowry Sale
Here's the latest Lowry to come up for auction: A Market Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed (1935). Cambridgeshire County Council bought it in 1945 for 30 guineas. (For those of you too young to recall posh prices, a guinea was £1 and one shilling. For those of you too young to recall shillings ... aw ... forget it.) The painting is now worth between £300,000 and £500,000 and the council needs the dosh for some daft scheme. Christie's will auction it in London on 21 May.