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Mixed Media Drawing - At the Coal Face

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1947P50
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1941 - 1942

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Henry Moore - View biography for Sir Henry Moore


The War Artist's Advisory Committee provided Henry Moore with the opportunity to make sketches of miners at work in his home town of Castleford in Yorkshire. Thirty years later Moore described his first impressions working in the mines: 'Crawling on sore hands and knees and reaching the actual coal-face was the biggest experience. If one was asked to describe what Hell might be like, this would do'.

Presented by H M Government War Artist's Advisory Committee, 1947.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Pen and ink, chalk, wax crayon, pencil and scraping.


Height:300 mm
Width:567 mm