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Ralph Hedley R.B.A.
The saw pit
1896
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

oil on canvas
1018 x 762 mm
SIGNED  r. R Hedley 96

EXHIBITED

Bewick Club 13th Annual Exhibition,
Newcastle upon Tyne, 1896 (163)

Ralph Hedley: Tyneside Painter,
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1990-91

PUBLIC COLLECTION 

Laing Art Gallery,
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Reference TWCMS : G2053
Given by A. N. Dodds, 1917
Given by Miss Wilson, 1940

Ralph Hedley Archive reference
1896_w006

Ralph Hedley R.B.A. The saw pit 1896 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The saw pit

The sawpit - The woodsawyers shows two men sawing trees into planks by hand. The man on top pulls the saw up, and the older man has gravity to help him pull the saw down.

Finished planks are stored in the background, to the left.