Lowry goes under the hammer

Remember the Lowry painting of the Liverpool skyline I mentioned a few weeks ago? (if not you can see the post here). Well it goes under the hammer today at Christie's and is expected to make half a million pounds. It is unusual as Lowry's go as it not only doesn't feature either Manchester or Salford but it also moves away from a purely urban scene, instead focusing on the river and its traffic.

Update: the painting was bought by an anonymous bidder who paid £1,072,000 for it, making it the second most expensive Lowry ever sold.