Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976), famous for painting industrial scenes in the north west of England, also painted in c.1956 two pictures of Southampton’s floating bridge, one of which is in Southampton Art Gallery, the other in private hands. The latter was sold at auction for £220,000 in 1999. Lowry had friends in Bitterne and often visited Southampton. He was fascinated with the floating bridge and frequently travelled on it.

Floating Bridge

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By L S Lowry


Further reading:

Crispin Eurich and L. S. Lowry, by Margery Clarke, in Fosmag Magazine, No. 61, Autumn 2007, p21-24. (HS/lt)


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