The Miners

George H. Boughton, A.R.A. (1834-1905)


Oil on canvas

H 66.4 x W 56.1 cm

Collection: Sudley House, Liverpool, accession no. WAG 190

Bequeathed by Emma Holt, 1944

A genre painting with a difference: young men in a stone quarry swing their long-handled mallets to break a huge block of rustic stone, as a prettily dressed young woman, with a small child watching behind her, looks on. [Commentary continues below.]

Image download, commentary and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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