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The Slate Mines

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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Fred Uhlman escaped from Nazi Germany in 1933, eventually arriving in London in 1936. He spent summers in the Croesor Valley in Wales. He painted several views of the area including his own house, which he valued for its peace and remoteness.

Like many of Uhlman's landscapes, 'The Slate Mines' shows the scene at dusk with the sky red from the setting sun. There is a sense of profound stillness, which is also characteristic of his work.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum



oil on canvas


H 61 x W 91.4 cm

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purchased, 1966

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