Description & Technical information

The Grinning Tramp is characteristic of
L. S. Lowry’s later depictions of the down and outs of British society where he captures the on goings of the local people, taking his sketchbook everywhere with him and drawing his surroundings as he went along. Lowry would often portray these figures in a simplistic and somewhat humorous manner. He insisted his work was based on real characters, often people he saw living on the streets. Also, the spontaneity of these drawings captured the energy of their location and that particular moment in time.


Date:  1961
Period:  20th century
Origin:  British
Medium: Pencil on paper
Signature: 

Signed ‘L. S. Lowry’ and dated (lower left)



Dimensions: 40.64 x 22.86 cm (16 x 9 inches)
Provenance: 

Private collection, United Kingdom



Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints