Breaking the news: John Longstaff

Artist: John Longstaff

An older man comforts a newly-made widow in the kitchen of her humble house. Outside the door, the worker’s mates are seen, with the mine head in the background.

Source File: Here : 800 x 570 pixels.

PD Proof : In Art and Architecture Vol 3 No 6

Comment: Some work dealing with the life of miners or other labourers. Sons and Lovers, perhaps?


Men of the Docks – George Wesley Bellows

Artist: George Wesley Bellows

A waterfront scene. On the water is a large ocean liner with a tug. In the foreground are workers and a pair of horses.

Source File: Here : 5935 x 4226 pixels.

PD Proof : In The International Studio V.49 p250

Comment: Great for any novel set on the waterfront, or even on board a liner. It was painted about the same year as the Titanic went down. This is a wide, high-resolution image, could be cropped many ways, for example, to zoom in on just the liner.

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