Coming Home From The Mill

Laurence Stephen Lowry, 1887 - 1976

Coming Home From The Mill

Laurence Stephen Lowry 1887 - 1976


An everyday street scene depicting factories and mills with smoking chimneys, the street full of men, women and children leaving work. A red and cream coloured cart is being pulled by a black horse which stands on the opposite side of the road, and there are shops in the background to left. The sky is white and grey with billowing smoke clouds.

Display Label

Coming Home from the Mill 1928 L S Lowry 1887-1976 Oil on panel LS Lowry worked as a rent collector from 1910 until his retirement in 1952. Out each day on Manchester and Salford streets, he was inspired by the everyday lives of workers as they tramped between home and mill. He rarely painted a particular place or scene but instead conveyed the experience of walking streets hemmed in by mills and factories. He combined apparent stylistic naivety with gentle observational humour to bear witness to the last age of the cotton mills. G. Spiegelberg bequest 1962.26

Object Name

Coming Home From The Mill

Creators Name

Laurence Stephen Lowry

Date Created



unframed: 43cm x 53.3cm
framed: 66.4cm x 76.5cm

accession number


Place of creation





oil paint

On Display

[G16] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 16
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