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John Wilson Carmichael
MURTON COLLIERY, COUNTY DURHAM
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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129
John Wilson Carmichael
MURTON COLLIERY, COUNTY DURHAM
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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John Wilson Carmichael
1800-1868
MURTON COLLIERY, COUNTY DURHAM
signed and dated l.r.: J.W. Carmichael/ 1848
oil on canvas
92cm. by 61cm., 24in. by 36in.
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Provenance

With M. Newman, London, by September 1967;
by whom sold to Sir John Smith

Catalogue Note

The present painting depicts the Murton Colliery a decade after the shafts were sunk. Following the discovery of coal in its fields in 1838, Murton transformed from a small, rural hamlet into an industrial community, with miners relocating there from across the north of England, and, eventually, from much further afield. Five years prior to completing the present painting, Carmichael painted a similar work, A View of Murton Colliery Near Seaham, which shows a closer view of the mine and its workers.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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