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New Lowry exhibition goes on display

24 June 2013 Last updated at 09:45 BST

A little known painting by LS Lowry (1887-1976) sheds new light on works included in Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, a major exhibition of urban landscapes by the artist at Tate Britain.

The exhibition is the first to be held by a public institution in London since the artist's death in 1976. It is also the first to explore Lowry's connections with French art, arguing for his status as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.

David Sillito looks at how Lowry was influenced by his surroundings.

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