A small oil painting by British theatre legend NoIl Coward was sold for £2,500 to a local collector at an auction in Shropshire.
The painting, entitled The Seafront, showed Lowry-like stick figures on a British promenade and was part of a sale of paintings, silver and jewellery at Shrewsbury-based Halls Fine Art.
"We are delighted with the price achieved for the painting, which resembled a Lowry and was almost childlike in its simplicity," said William Lacey, Halls Fine Art's paintings expert.
"Because Coward was such an important figure in the theatrical, literary and musical worlds of the twentieth century, the painting did attract great interest and we received several telephone and commission bids."
Coward, who dominated British theatre for a generation as a playwright, composer, lyricist, actor and manager, was also an accomplished artist.
The top-selling lot was an oil-painting, capturing a milestone in motorsport history, which was sold for £5,400 to a Dutch dealer.
Artist Roy Nockolds recorded American driver Jimmy Murphy's victory in a Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. Murphy remains the only American in a US-built car to win it.