A group of coal searchers near Heworth, Tyneside. Pithead train in the distance

Bill Brandt

A group of coal searchers near Heworth, Tyneside. Pithead train in the distance

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.8 x 19.6 cms (8.96 x 7.70 ins)

1937

HC 11546

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)

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6 March - 12 August 2013. (This print)

Literature

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

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Bill Brandt: Shadow & Light, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013), illustrated p. 74. (This print)

Mounted to board.

Titled and annotated "Shadow of Light, Northern towns during the depression of the thirties", in ink, on verso.

Photographer's "Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

This print is striking for the way in which the fence on our Left has been drawn in in pencil. A second print in the photographer's Estate lacks this fence.

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

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

A group of coal searchers near Heworth, Tyneside. Pithead train in the distance

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.8 x 19.6 cms (8.96 x 7.70 ins)

1937

HC 11546

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