Ripping

Made:
1937-1938 in England
artist:
Gilbert Daykin

Charcoal study by Gilbert Daykin, 1886-1939. 20" x 26½" over mount. "Ripping", 1937-1938. Leading hand hewing the narrow vertical cut into a seam face for breaking out or "ripping" a section. A skilled operation for the ordinary miner, it was important to keep the cut as narrow as possible as the fragmented coal from it was of no value. Mis-hits caused damaged hands and possibly sepsis.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1978-541
Measurements:
overall (in frame): 77 x 57 x 2 cm
type:
drawing
credit:
Daykin, A.
status:
Permanent collection

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