An auction at Sotheby's has made a Cambridgeshire woman a multi-millionaire. Dawn Sadler from Dry Drayton inherited 15 paintings by LS Lowry from her brother AJ Thomson who built a successful waste paper business. This evening (Tuesday) they sold for a total of just over £15 million.
A painting by Salford born artist LS Lowry could fetch up to £800,000 when it goes up for auction in London next week. 'The Steps at Wick' depicts the small fishing town of Wick at the northern end of Scotland in Caithness.
It's due to go under the hammer at Bonhams in London on 20 November.
Tate Britain is showcasing the works of Stretford's LS Lowry, 37 years after his death. The gallery has long been accused of shunning the artist, whose pictures of industrial Salford and Manchester sell for a fortune. More than 90 of his works are on display.
A painting by Adolphe Valette, the French artist who taught Manchester aritist LS Lowry drawing is to be sold at auction. It will go under the hammer at Bonhams in Chester later today. The painting titled 'Apres-midi' is expected to sell for between £15,000-20,000.