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Throughout much of her life Dorothie Field shared a close empathy with mining communities. In a retrospective exhibition of her work held in 1990, she wrote: "Born in London 1915, I have been a 'northerner' since 1931. I live in and identify with North Nottinghamshire 'Coal Country'." During the 1980s, Field moved to the small mining village of Clowne where she was surrounded by eight working pits.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
oil on board
85 x 66 cm