Lowry painting of Manchester sells for £2.3m

L.S Lowry's Station Approach, Manchester, which has sold at Sotheby's. Credit: PA

One of the most significant paintings by L.S. Lowry has sold at Sotheby's 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.

Sotheby's spokeswoman Frances Christie said: "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."