North Eastern coalfield: colliery pit-head

Made:
1845 in England
artist:
W Wheldon

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Painting. [North Eastern coalfield: colliery pit-head] / W. Wheldon, 1845. - Oil on canvas, image 28x46cm octagonal with rectangular border, laid onto stretchered canvas, 38x56cm; museum board overmount; in wood (black, 2002) frame 47.5x65x5cm. - One of a pair. Each painting shows colliery pit head with associated coking ovens on the Northumberland and Durham coal field. This one also shows landscape with cable wagonway and pit-head buildings, coking ovens in the distance. Similar to scenes in: 'A series of views of the collieries of Northumberland and Durham' by TH Hair, 1844; coal mining; coke ovens

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Category:
Art
Materials:
oil paint on canvas, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
frame: 475 mm x 650 mm x 50 mm,
image: 280 mm x 460 mm
stretchered canvas: 380 mm x 560 mm
Identifier:
1981-1277/2
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
status:
Permanent collection

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