A Coal Delivery by Wheelbarrow a 19th Century Oil on Board
This is a picture that has naive charm in barrow-loads – I love it!
The protagonist also reminds me of Orwell and Lawrence with their
compassionate descriptions of the conditions of the working man. I
love the perspective and his long face! I love the wheelbarrow, his
shoes, his apron and his hat.
Of Course it isn’t signed nor do I know where the fortified buildings are.
His labour appears to be taking place on a quayside somewhere so
perhaps our man is unloading cargo from a ship or barge for behind him
there are some sailing ships that are moored in a harbour.
Circa 1840 Measurements 14″ x 12″ £690.00
Category: British Folk Art