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Last Updated: Friday, 4 June, 2004, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Lowry painting fetches 498,000
Senhouse Street by LS Lowry
The painting of Senhouse Street, in Maryport, by LS Lowry
A Cumbrian scene painted by LS Lowry has been sold at auction for just under 500,000.

The picture of Senhouse Street in Maryport was part of a sale at Christie's in London of 20th Century British art.

It was painted in 1955, but some of the landmarks on the waterfront are still recognisable today.

The painting, which shows the daily life in the Cumbrian fishing port, was sold for 498,000.

Lowry, who was born in Manchester 1887 and died in1976, is most famous for his industrial matchstick men scenes.

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