Lowry painting sells for £2.3m

Station approach

One of the most significant paintings by Salford artist L.S. Lowry has been sold for £2.3 million. The artwork, named Station Approach, Manchester, is dated 1960 and captures the scene outside the London and North Western Railway Exchange Station.

It was sold today at Sotheby's sale of modern and post-war British art. Sotheby's spokeswoman Frances Christie said: "Station Approach, Manchester is one of Lowry's most exciting works to emerge on to the market in recent years.

"Lowry was a master at portraying the energy and vitality of everyday life and in Station Approach, Manchester he captures the hustle and bustle of the crowds heading home after a hard day's work. It is a superb example of Lowry at his very best."