Isherwood Family9 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33587
I can see my mother in law has been posing for Lawrence again.
You can spot that Bob cut a mile off.
Not to my taste,but it takes all sorts.
He painted some more traditional French Impressionist scenes which were quite nice. I had to google to find them. I was quite surprised.
To own a genuine Isherwood painting now you'd have to fork out thousands of pounds, though at times when alive he would be bartering paintings in exchange for fish and chips from the chippy on Earl Street and groceries from Atkinson's on Mesnes Road.
I read that publicanTony Callaghan (the son of the then chippy owners) fastened some of the paintings to the ceiling of the pub, formerly the council rates and valuation office, that he owns on King Street West, hopefully they'll be behind protective screens.
Geoffrey Shryhane, the man at the Obbie, is an avid fan of Laurence Isherwood and also the Appley Bridge artist Theodore Major, their paintings don't do anything for me, though I'll have a google for those French impressionist paintings Veronica.
Cyril a bit of an over estimation, you can pick up Isherwoods paintings for a few hundred pounds. It's THEODORE MAJOR's paintings that are worth a few thousand.
He painted hundreds Cyril but you will find them. His Cornish paintings are nicer than anything he did in Wigan.
Wiganer, don't be fooled as there are a great many counterfeits out there, and not just Isherwood but Major and Lowry also, whatever is collectable or fashionable some scammer somewhere will be doing a great number of copies.
If Isherwood paintings are priced at a few hundred they most certainly are fake, there's always plenty of them on eBay and described as being found tucked away in outhouses, attics or cellars during house clearances.
Cyril, you are right there are a couple on EBay for 800 and 900 pounds but IN THE MANNER of Isherwood but a genuine one for 4,500 pounds. We bought one many years ago when the family had a sale in Wigan Town Hall and have it in the dining room.