A Special Treat by Helen Bradley

Oldham's two key industries, cotton spinning and engineering, relied heavily on coal and there were four large mines in the town in the early 20th century.

Details

Medium:
Oil on board Dimensions: 61 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,933 ( Total: £31,200)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Oldham is literally built on coal as well and this painting shows how close the pitheads were to built-up areas.

Provenance

The Mercury Gallery; Richard Coopman, 1967; private collection; Sotheby's, 2005.

Venue details

Gallery Oldham Greaves Street, Cultural Quarter, Greaves St, OLDHAM Greater Manchester OL1 1AL 01617 704 653 www.galleryoldham.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

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