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Study of a female.<br />
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Newly discovered collection reveals that LS Lowry painted a lot more than just matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs...<br />
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The never-seen-before collection of drawings by the famous Lancashire artist are a far cry from his iconic matchstick figures and have been snapped up by avid collectors for almost £90,000.<br />
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The mostly nude studies show a different side of the Salford artist, whose urban scenes often sell for millions of pounds, and demonstrate that despite being dubbed a 'naive Sunday painter' he had considerable talent for drawing people.<br />
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The 19 pictures are mostly signed and dated to 1911 to 1919, when Lowry was studying art in his spare time before he developed his signature style.<br />
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The seller, who wants to remain anonymous, inherited the portfolio from their grandfather and did not believe they could be Lowry when they saw the signature.