Northern Art

Northern Art is the term given to the gritty 20th century industrial and urban landscapes particular to the North West of England, as personified by the works of L.S.Lowry.

 

This genre of art depicts the harsh realities as well as the lighter side of life of the people living and working in an around Manchester and its surrounding towns, both pre-war and post-war, often featuring factory’s, chimneys, viaducts, canals and terraces.

 

This school of artists have in the main been influenced by Lowry and in many cases were friends of his that worked alongside him. There is also a new generation of modern day Northern artists creating new and vibrant paintings whilst preserving this artistic culture.

 

At Frank Marshall we hold dedicated specialist auctions of Northern Art which are marketed to a worldwide audience through relevant publications as well as the internet, and our auctions are linked to live internet bidding with overseas investors and collectors competing against the UK market and local private collectors.

 

Please contact us for a market appraisal of your works and collections, our experts are pleased to make an appointment for a free home visit.

From Left to Right: From Left to Right: Harold Riley (b.1934) - 'Booths Birds' (pet shop, Tib Lane, Manchester), oil on canvas £6,600. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987) - 'Albert Square, Manchester', oil. £3,700. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987) - 'The Ferry' (Knott End near Fleetwood), oil, signed, inscribed verso '(The Ferry)' £2,900
 
  
From Left to Right: Arthur Delaney (1927-1987) - 'The Ardwick Empire, Manchester', oil, signed, 35.5x45.5cm £7,200. Geoffrey Key (born 1941) - 'Irises with Chair', oil on canvas, signed and dated 2006, inscribed verso, 90x60cm £5,600.
  
From Left to Right: Roger Hampson (1925-1996) - 'Accrington In Winter', oil on canvas, signed, 62x74cm £2,000. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987) - 'Friday Night - Pictures (at the Corona), Manchester', oil, signed, 27x30cm £4,600. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987) - 'Monk's Bridge, Bolton', oil on board, signed, 34x30cm £5,000
 
  
From Left to Right: William Turner FRSA (b.1920) - 'The Trafford Park Bathers', oil on board, signed, inscribed and bears label verso for The Pitcairn Galleries, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, 44x49cm £5,000. Lawrence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976) - "Busy street scene", pencil drawing, initialled, 25x17cm £5,000. Tom Dodson (1910-1991) - 'Archie Street', oil on board, signed and dated 1973, 42x53cm £2,300.
  
From Left to Right: Rodger Hampson (1925-1996) - 'The May Queen', oil on panel, signed, 34 x 48cm £1,700. William Turner FRSA (b.1920) - 'The Market, Stockport', oil on board, signed, bears label verso for the Pitcairn Galleries, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, 36 x15cm £7,300. William Turner (b.1920); 'The Green Island', oil on board, signed and dated 1965, inscribed verso, 48.5x58.5cm £5,600.
 
From Left to Right: William Turner (b.1920); 'Town People', oil on board, signed, bears labels verso, 75x55cm £6,000.Liam Spencer (b.1964); 'Football Pitch Hong Kong', oil, signed, titled and dated 2005 verso, 19.5x77cm £1,800. Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976); 'Berwick-upon-Tweed', pencil signed artists proof print, 53x43cm  £1,350.
   
From Left to Right: Geoffrey Key (b. Manchester 1941); Abstract figures beneath the sun, oil on board, signed and dated (19)66, 122 x 92cm £1,350. Geoffrey Key (b.1941); female head, oil on canvas, signed and dated (19)73, inscribed verso, 18x25cm £1,200. Geoffrey Key (b.1941); naked female figure on a horseback, mixed media, signed and dated 21st March 1981, 71x49cm £1,200.
  
From Left to Right: Harry Rutherford (1903-1985); Evening, Ashton-Under-Lyne, oil on panel, signed, bears labels verso, 68x56cm £1,500. James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-1988); Wigan, oil on panel, signed, inscribed verso, 59x49cm £1,150. Harold Riley (b.1934) - 'The Statue In The Square', pastel, signed and dated 87 £2,100.
  
From Left to Right: John Thompson, (b.Oldham 1924); group of men in flat caps and raincoats, watercolour and ink mixed media, signed, inscribed verso groups no.70 and Garson & Co Ltd, Port Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2FQ, and exhibition label, 54 x 37cm £1,450. John Thompson, (b.Oldham 1924); group of abstract male figures in conversation, ink pencil and watercolour mixed media, signed, inscribed verso, group series no.98 and Garson & Co Ltd, Port Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2FQ, 54 x 73cm £1,300. Peter Stanaway, (b.1943); The Canal, Ancoats, Manchester, oil on board, signed, inscribed verso, 45 x 50cm £900.
   
From Left to Right: Roger Hampson (1925-1996); "Dominoe Players", oil on board, signed, 16x18cm £1,150. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987); Manchester street scene featuring two No 27 trams with factories and houses beyond, oil, signed, 36 x 31cm £3,300.Trevor Grimshaw (1947-2001); "Chimney 1" and "Chimney 2", a pair of oils on board, signed and dated 1971, bearing labels verso, 16 x 11cm  £1,000. 
  
From Left to Right: Arthur Delaney (1927-1987); Manchester street scene featuring a No 53 tram (Stretford Road), cars, figures, shops and other buildings beyond, oil, signed, 29 x 36cm £3,200. James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-1988); "Rain, Piccadilly, London", oil on board, signed, entitled and dated verso 1964, also bears label verso for J Davey & Sons, 70 Bridge Street, Deansgate, Manchester, 50 x 60cm £1,950. James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-1988); "Snow Pit, Wigan", oil on board, signed and dated (19)63, inscribed verso, 40 x 50cm £1,800.
 
From Left to Right: James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-1988); "Wigan", street scene featuring St Thomas' Church, oil on board, signed and dated (19)62, inscribed verso and bears label for J.Davey & Sons, 70 Bridge Street, Deansgate, Manchester, 50 x 66cm £3,100. James Lawrence Isherwood (1917-1988); "Night Rain, Lights Piccadilly, Manchester", oil on board, signed and date (19)63, inscribed verso and bears label verso for J Davey & Sons, 70 Bridge Street, Manchester, 42 x 68cm  £2,600.
 
From Left to Right: William Turner (born 1920); The Green Mill, oil on board, signed and dated 1957, bears labels verso including The Tib Gallery, 14 Tib Lane, Manchester, 51 x 61cm £8,200. William Turner (born 1920); Industrial town scene with figures, signed and dated 1960, 53 x 68cm £8,200.
   
From Left to Right: Arthur Delaney (1927-1987); oil on board, Portland Street, Manchester, signed lower right, framed and glazed, 28 x 21cm - Sold £3,400. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987); oil on board, protesters marching through Manchester, signed lower right, framed and glazed, 32.5 x 28cm - Sold £7,000. Arthur Delaney (1927-1987); oil on board, "Piccadilly, Manchester", signed, 30.5 x 40cm - Sold £3,500. Adolphe Valette (1876-1942); oil on canvas, study of a goat, signed lower right, dated 12 Sept 1940, and inscribed, Tete Un Peu Grosse, bears Portsmouth City Museum's and City of Salford Art Galleries label verso, framed and glazed, 12 x 17.5cm - £1,950.