Painting by acclaimed Wigan artist that could be snapped up for 99p is exposed as a fake

An oil painting that has gone up on eBay with a starting price of 99p yet claiming to be by a legendary Wigan artist has been exposed as a fake.

By Charles Graham
Thursday, 30th June 2022, 5:09 pm

The industrial scene was described as being by the great J Lawrence Isherwood when it first went up for auction.

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But since Wigan Today publicised the sale which takes place at 9.13pm on July 3, several art experts have come forward to point out that this is an immitation.

The oil painting of mills by J Lawrence Isherwood

That said 99p would still be a snip!

Isherwood was born, lived and died in Wigan. A prolific artist, he often painted subjects and images (including landscapes and portraits) from the borough in a style that became known as 'Wigan style'.

His style has been described as Impressionist/Expressionist.