Frances Christie from Sotheby's
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LS Lowry devotee's collection auctioned

A passion for the work of Lowry grew into a collection of 15 paintings amassed over 30 years by a self-made millionaire from Cambridgeshire.

Tony Thompson, who dealt in waste paper, had a love of fast horses and the artist LS Lowry. He paid £5.6m for Piccadilly Circus, London, the last painting he bought in 2011, and the highest price ever paid for a Lowry.

Mr Thompson died last year.

The collection was sold by Sotheby's for a total of £15m.

  • 26 Mar 2014