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Presented by the Sheffield Society for the Encouragement of Art, 1937. Museums Sheffield
Sheffield During the Coal Strike from Norfolk Park
Date Made/Found: 20th Century
Artist: Frank Saltfleet , British, 1860 - 1937
Material and Medium: watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Support: 350 x 529mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2191
This view of Norfolk Park could have been painted on any day, however, Saltfleet has used this picturesque scene as a subtle social comment on the times. The people playing football are men striking in protest of the pay and conditions down the coal mines of South Yorkshire. He has used delicate blobs of colours to describe the football players, while a dry brush loaded with strong pigment has been used in the sky and trees.
Display Location: In Store
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