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Joseph Henry Ostel

© Freeth family. Photo credit: National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Shortly after its formation, the National Coal Board made a long-term commitment to commissioning artists to record the newly nationalised industry. The first was H. Andrew Freeth, a professional portrait painter and Official War Artist. As part of his commission Freeth travelled throughout the English, Scottish and Welsh coalfields making numerous on-the-spot drawings of working miners, usually in charcoal, chalks and in pen line overlaid with watercolour.

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wakefield

  • Date

    1948

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    57 x 46.5 cm

  • Accession number

    YKSMM: 2002.1

  • Acquisition method

    gift, 2001

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National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery, New Road Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH England

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