Fred Williams
Coal Delivery 1955

Artwork details

Artist
Fred Williams 1927–1982
Title
Coal Delivery
Date 1955
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 1014 x 621 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's estate 2006
Reference
T12268
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1950

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This is a relatively rare example of Williams’s early work, made towards the end of his studies in London. It reflects the tradition of urban realism in British art, which drew upon the example of Walter Sickert, as well as current social concerns. One of a series based on city activities, Coal Delivery replaces the monumentality of contemporary social realism with dynamism.

May 2008

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