Pencil drawing of a bearded man with a walking cane by LS Lowry sold for £10,000 at Capes Dunn.

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The 7½ x 5in (19 x 12cm) work, signed and dated 1960, was purchased at a charity auction by the previous owner’s father some 60 years ago.

A note authenticating the work by Martin Summers, a former director of Lowry’s London agents, the Lefevre Gallery, added to its appeal.

On January 28 the drawing nearly doubled hopes to sell for £10,000 at Stockport saleroom Capes Dunn (20% buyer’s premium).