The grandchildren inherited the painting, which costs $ 3.44 million
A painting by British artist Lawrence Stephen Lowry was sold for £2.6 million ($3.44 million) at Sotheby’s in late January. The artwork depicts life in Manchester, an industrial metropolis. The painting sold for a lot of money at the auction. It was previously assumed that Lauri’s works had been cataloged for a long time and were well-known among art experts. No one had ever seen the same image before.
It hung in the office of Anglo-American scientist Leonard Hamilton for half a century. His parents had passed down Lauri’s work to him. They got it from the artist, with whom they had a good friendship.
Leonard passed away not long ago. His three children and eight grandchildren agreed to dismantle all of his possessions. A artwork hanging in the office drew their attention. They had no idea what kind of treasure was in front of them at the time.
Hamilton’s heirs were confident that she was not worth much. Leonard never mentioned how important this painting was. He seemed to have purposefully kept it that way so that the canvas’s price would continue to rise. Now that the reclusive grandfather has passed away, his heirs have only one photograph to remember him by.
Leonard, by the way, made a significant contribution to the study of DNA structure. Hamilton aided Maurice Wilkins and his team in determining the structure of the DNA double helix, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.
pixabay.com is the source of the image used in the announcement.