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Mining Scenes

© the artist. Photo credit: National Coal Mining Museum for England

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In this oil painting, former National Coal Board painter Eric Hill has chosen to paint three separate underground scenes together in one picture. The painting appears to take you from the coalface to the surface. A miner operating a coal-cutting machine is pictured alongside a row of men who are at the end of their shift. In the third scene your eye is drawn through the tunnel to the light marking the entrance to the drift mouth.

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wakefield


Date

1979

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 96.5 x W 146 cm

Accession number

YKSMM: 2005.360

Acquisition method

gift, c.1988

Work type

Painting


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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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