Adopt Portrait of Ann (1957)

  • £1,500.00

According to Lowry this work was the first portrait he had painted in nearly thirty years.

Lowry described the sitter as aged 25, from Leeds and ‘the daughter of some people who have been very good to me.’ He also described her as his godchild Ann Hilder (or Helder). Despite extensive research, no one has yet been able to confirm the identity of Ann. It is possible she was an imaginary figure based on the young friends he knew, although those who heard him speak of her never doubted her existence.


By adopting this Lowry you will become part of the world’s largest LS Lowry collection.

In recognition of adopting this iconic work, adoptees receive the following benefits for a year:

  • A special ‘Adopted’ label next to your chosen artwork proudly displaying your name
  • A personalised Lowry adoption gift pack including adoption certificate
  • An invitation to visit the LS Lowry archives with our LS Lowry Curator to get a real insight into the collection
  • Invitations to all of our Gallery Private Views, giving you the opportunity to see our exhibitions before they open to the general public

Adoption packs will be sent out to the shipping address entered during payment process. If the adoption is a gift you can either enter the recipients address at this point or contact Bethan on the below details.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about adoption further please contact Bethan Ward on or 0161 876 2162.

T&Cs: Adoption of the work does not constitute ownership. Due to the delicate nature of some works, they may not be on permanent public display for the full year adoption. At these times of ‘rest’ and during any periods of conservation, The Lowry will notify the adopter to discuss other ways to publicly acknowledge the adoption that satisfy all parties. This will not affect benefits and the work would still be able to view in the archive by appointment.

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