About this object

Pennell was one of the first America artists to be inspired by the industrial landscape. As a young man he visited the mills and mines of the Lehigh Valley, 80 miles north of Philadelphia where he grew up. He studied close to the Baldwin Locomotive works and witnessed the progress of industrialisation.

The mining village was located in Pennsylvania, on the Lehigh River. It was a company town founded by Josiah White & Partners, owners of Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company which transported coal to Philadelphia, Trenton and New York City via the Lehigh River.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    The Mining Village; The Mahoney Valley (The Mining Village); The Mining Village near Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania,
  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Pennell (American, born:1857-07-04, died:1926-04-23)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 17.9 cm x 22.9 cm
  • Physical description
    View of a valley with buildings at the foot of the mountain on the left. A railway line runs up the mountain towards the buildings situated at the top.
  • Related people
    Joseph Pennell (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1574
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1909
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: J Pennell imp
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Centre
  • Inscription text: L / 15
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
Object view = Fine Art
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