Behind Closed Doors

Unemployed Miner's Child, Jarrow, Tyneside (Hurst family)

Bill Brandt

Unemployed Miner's Child, Jarrow, Tyneside (Hurst family)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

29.2 x 24.1 cms (11.48 x 9.47 ins)

1937

HC 11495

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, The Hepworth Wakefield (7 February - 31 May 2020). The exhibition will tour to Yale Center for British Art, USA (June 25-September 13, 2020) and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich (November 22, 2020-February 28, 2021). (This print)

Literature

Martina Droth and Paul Messier (eds.), Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, Yale University Press, 2020 (This print)

Bill Brandt. Shadow of Light. A Collection of Photographs from 1931 to the Present, with an introduction by Cyril Connolly and notes by Marjorie Beckett, 1966 (illustrated p.42)

Photographer's "Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.
Oversized vintage print on heavy weight paper.

Commissioned by Picture Post in the late 1930s, Brandt photographed the Hurst family in their Jarrow home, illustrating the poverty suffered within the town during the inter-war years. Once an area of booming industry, the Great Depression saw the collapse of Jarrow's iron, steel, and shipbuilding manufacture, which left many in the area struggling to support their young families.

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Unemployed Miner's Child, Jarrow, Tyneside (Hurst family)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

29.2 x 24.1 cms (11.48 x 9.47 ins)

1937

HC 11495

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