Bonhams Offers Two Hidden Self Portraits by L.S. Lowry and Alfred Munnings

artwork: Sir Alfred James Munnings P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959) - "The Cut" - Oil on canvas - The painting has not been seen for over a hundred years and is estimated to sell for £80,000 – 120,000.  - Photo: Bonhams.

On the 29th June, Bonhams will include two paintings that include self portraits by L.S Lowry and Alfred Munnings in the 20th Century British Art sale in New Bond Street. “Group of People with the Artist” is estimated to sell for £100,000 -150,000 and was executed in the same year as L.S. Lowry staged his seventh one-man show in London. By this time (1961) Lowry’s artistic reputation was already formidable with many of his regular collectors attempting to buy his works prior to the official opening. He had begun to move away from his ambitious and complex industrial landscapes and focus more on people.