Bradford Cartwright Hall's Lowry loaned to Tate Britain

Industrial Landscape by LS Lowry (detail) The picture is to return to Bradford later in the year

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An LS Lowry picture housed in a Bradford gallery has been loaned to curators for a major exhibition of the artist's work at Tate Britain.

Industrial Landscape (Ashton-under-Lyne), painted in 1952, normally hangs in the Cartwright Hall art gallery.

The oil on canvas painting shows a mosaic of mills and terraces alongside smoking chimneys and a viaduct.

The show, starting on Wednesday, is the first by a public institution in London since Lowry's death in 1976.

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) represented the experiences of the 20th-century working class in many of his paintings and developed a distinctive style.

The loaned painting is to return to Cartwright Hall later in the year and has been replaced with a work by Bradford-born David Hockney.

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