Painting, one of a pair, entitled 'North Eastern coalfield: colliery pit-head and coking ovens' by W. Wheldon, 1845. Oil on canvas, octagonal. Each painting shows colliery pit head with associated coking ovens on the Northumberland and Durham coal field. This one likely shows the Sunniside Incline at Pease's West colliery at Crook, looking towards Lucy Pit and the coke ovens to the right.
Similar to scenes in: 'A series of views of the collieries of Northumberland and Durham' by TH Hair, 1844; coal mining; coke ovens