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The location shown is Whitwick Colliery near Coalville, Leicestershire. The figure in the photo has the same stance but the artist has portrayed his face differently and it is not a good likeness of the original miner, who was an 18 year old called Mick Gold. The horse was called Neil.
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum
oil on board
H 167.6 x W 134.6 cm
transferred from residential flats in Seven Sisters
T. H. Curry 1959