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Three Men Underground*

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

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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, portraits were often made of colliery owners and managers. Their pose, costume and setting all emphasised their role of authority at the mine and within the community. From the second half of the twentieth century, portraits showing managers continued to be made, however their motivation and style were very different from these earlier paintings.

National Coal Mining Museum for England


  • Medium

    oil on linen

  • Measurements

    97 x 66 cm

  • Accession number

    YKSMM: 1997.747

  • Acquisition method

    acquired, 1997


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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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