And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs...

If you find a spare £250k down the back of the sofa, you could splash out on a painting by LS Lowry, of a Glasgow church that met an unholy end that is coming up for auction.

St Matthew's Church, Bath Street, 1947, by LS LowryThe same church, photographed from Newton Street, in 1955 - Partick Camera Club

One of several Lowry's to go on sale, the painting depicts “St Matthew’s Church” and was painted in 1947, as part of a series of images he did of the city.

It is estimated to be sold for between £150,000 and £250,000.

The painting is believed to feature St Matthew’s Highlanders’ Memorial Church that stood in Bath Street.

The church was designed by Salmon & Black and was built around 1850 for a Free Church congregation but was gutted by fire in 1952. The congregation became United Free in 1900 and joined the Church of Scotland at the union of 1929.

In 1941 St Matthew’s joined with the Highlanders’ Memorial to form St Matthew’s Highlanders’ Memorial.

The building was gutted by fire in 1952. The site was then sold to the flamboyant Glasgow businessman and showman A E Pickard, who was criticised for a long delay in demolishing the ruins of the building.