Modern British, Northern Art
Medium: Oil on board
Measurements: W 29cm x H 39.5cm
Stock: Recent acquisition
Isherwood self-portrait by James Lawrence Isherwood
Signed & dated: Isherwood 1973
Provenance: Supplied with a certificate of authentication signed by Molly Isherwood, the artists sister-in-law.
Dimensions: Please note the dimensions of the artwork framed is approximately 55cm x 45cm
Condition: Excellent gallery condition. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance
James Lawrence Isherwood (1917–1989)
Lawrence Isherwood was an English artist, born in Wigan, Lancashire, where he ran the Isherwood gallery. He is widely known for his prolific impressionist/expressionist styles. Isherwood travelled extensively and had over 200 shows, including colleges at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Isherwood was an eccentric, controversial character whose work was uneven , often garish and awkward, but who could occasionally produce a telling image, as seen when a large body of it was included in the Northern art show at the Mall Galleries.
Isherwood was a friend of the artist L. S. Lowry, who purchased his Woman with Black Cat and displayed it at his home. Lowry paid £5 for the picture from Isherwood’s Av Guard exhibition in Manchester. Other known collectors include Prince Charles, who bought one of Isherwood’s seascapes from a sale held at Cambridge University.
No previously sold works for this artist