A painting which has previously only been seen at the Walker Art Gallery is to go on sale at Christie's on 9th June. 'Liver Building, Liverpool' by LS Lowry was featured at the gallery in 1973, and has been held in a private collection for the last 40 years. It is considered one of Lowry's masterpieces and could sell for up to £500,000.
The Walker has its own Lowry painting - The Fever Van - featuring a typical yet distinctive Salford scene. An ambulance is seen outside the house of a fever victim, with local people looking on.