LS Lowry's Three Children to star in March sale

LS Lowry's Three Children will be among the top lots of Sotheby's Made in Britain sale in London on March 16.

The work appears to be a study and features three of Lowry's trademark matchstick figures against a white background.

LS Lowry Three
LS Lowry's Three Children is a small scale work

It's valued at £40,000-60,000 ($57,895-86,842).

Lowry is among the UK's best loved painters, famous for his idiosyncratic scenes of northern life. His painting The Football Match sold for a record £5.6m ($8.1m) in a 2011 sale.

Patrick Heron's Violet Painting with Orange, Lemon and Black: April - May 1964 is offered with an identical estimate of £40,000-60,000 ($57,895-86,842).

The painting is a prime example of the influence of the New York expressionists on Heron's work, which can be seen from the mid-1950s onwards.

Sotheby's comments: "Paintings such as Violet Painting With Orange, Lemon and Black: April - May 1964 are symbolic of a new found confidence in British art, inspired as it was by American art but sure, too, of its ambitions.

"The colours that Heron adopted during the mid-60s certainly reflect an awareness of both Pop and American Hard-Edge Abstraction, both of which - albeit to different ends - used colour in explosive fashion."

The sale will also feature work from Lucian Freud, Grayson Perry and Henry Moore among others.

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