signed ‘Alan Lowndes’ (lower left), further signed and inscribed ‘Alan Lowndes/STOCKPORT NEAR/MANCHESTER’ (verso)
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Friday Night, Mum Combing Jenny, not dated
with Crane Gallery, Manchester
Manchester, Stockport Art Gallery, Alan Lowndes – Retrospective Exhibition, September – October 1972;
London, Crane Kalman Gallery in association with Rutland Gallery, Alan Lowndes – Retrospective Exhibition, 28 November – 30 December 1972 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue as ‘Wash Day’, no. 29, p. 35)
This tender painting of a domestic scene is a warm portrayal of family life. After serving in the Army during the Second World War, Alan Lowndes studied painting at evening classes at Stockport College and by the late 1940s was painting full time. His painting, mostly of industrial scenes in the north of England, was highly regarded by the painter, Terry Frost.