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Bus Trip from the Pits

© the studio estate of Lionel Bulmer and Margaret Green is represented by David Messum Fine Art Ltd. Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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This is a view of the beach at Seaton Carew near Hartlepool where the artist was born. She was painting there when a coach arrived and the people poured onto the beach. They were from the mining towns of County Durham and dressed in their Sunday best clothes. The dark figures standing in groups or striding out across the pale yellow sands convey the excitement and freedom of the seaside.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum





oil on board


H 92 x W 122.5 cm

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purchased, 1958

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5QP England

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