Three LS Lowry artworks sell for £1m

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LS Lowry's The Street Brawl
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The Street Brawl sold for well over its estimated price

Three artworks by LS Lowry have fetched more than £1m at auction in London.

The paintings, which had never been seen on the auction market before, went under the hammer at Sotheby's on Wednesday.

The Street Brawl sold to the highest bidder for £657,250 - more than £100,000 over its estimated price.

Street Scene with Mill fetched £397,250 and Man Walking went for £145,250. However, a fourth work - A Protest March - failed to sell.

It had been valued at £300,00 to £500,000.

Lowry became famous for his scenes of daily life framed by the architecture of industrial northern England in the early part of the 20th century.

Last year LS Lowry's 1935 painting of Berwick-upon-Tweed's market place sold for £541,250 - £40,000 above its estimate.

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