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Bradford Cartwright Hall's Lowry loaned to Tate Britain

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

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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