The accident by LS Lowry little block mounted picture
An Accident by LS Lowry 1926
This is a little block mounted 1970s print of the painting 'An Accident' by LS Lowry 1926
It shows a scene inspired by an incident in Pendlebury, Manchester, where a woman committed suicide by drowning. Seen against a backdrop of terraced houses, civic and industrial buildings, which are arranged across the background of the composition rather like a stage set against which the activity happens, a large crowd of people have gathered. In the foreground is an expanse of open space dotted with numerous figures coming from all directions to congregate at the lower right-hand corner of the scene.
despite the sad subject matter it has a quiet stillness and all the qualities of Lowrys work