In 1957 the News Chronicle described The Funeral Party as 'a painting with all the love and compassion drained away.' Lowry himself entertained listeners with his explanation that the man on the right is being treated as an outcast for coming to the funeral in boots and a red tie.


  • Title: The Funeral Party
  • Creator: LS Lowry
  • Creator lifespan: 1st November 1887 - 23rd February 1976
  • Creator's nationality: British
  • Creator's place of death: Glossop
  • Creator's place of birth: Stretford, Manchester
  • Creator's gender: Male
  • Date: 1953 - 1953
  • Physical Dimensions: w102 x h76.1 cms (without frame)
  • Provenance: The Lowry Collection, Salford
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: The Lowry Collection, Salford
  • External Link: The Lowry
  • Medium: Oil paint on canvas

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