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Coal Picking

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives

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The artist said about this piece in 2007: "I can still recall seeing, during a beach exploration on the Northumberland coast, a spectacular swirling swathe of black on the beach left by the receding tides. Should we take some home? Coal. I was to learn later that coal picking was a time-honoured activity supplementing the family income in times of need. It was also developed into legitimate business ventures with horse and cart.

Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives

Ashington

  • Date

    1988–2008

  • Medium

    acrylic on paper mounted on board

  • Measurements

    30 x 41.2 cm

  • Accession number

    NRO 07600/5

  • Acquisition method

    donated by the artist, 2008

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Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF England

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