During the Second World War Lowry worked as a fire-watcher in Manchester, usually stationed on the roof of a city centre department store. He recalled being ‘first down in the morning to sketch the blitzed buildings before the smoke and grime had cleared.’ X-ray examination has shown that this picture is painted over one of Lowry’s art school studies.


  • Title: Blitzed Site
  • Creator: LS Lowry
  • Creator Lifespan: 1st November 1887 - 23rd February 1976
  • Creator Nationality: British
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Glossop
  • Creator Birth Place: Stretford, Manchester
  • Date: 1942 - 1942
  • Physical Dimensions: w51 x h41 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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