Pedestal and Cavit - Caves by Reginald Haggar
Original mixed media by Reginald G Haggar RI titled "Pedestal and Cavit - Caves".
On research the owner found that the painting is of Beech Caves in Staffordshire. Beech near to Trentham are not a natural cave but are the output of mining of Sandstone for building purposes where mining of the stone has been reported to have started 1633 and used to build Trentham Hall, which is on the site of Trentham Gardens now a fantastic attaction for visitors all year round
The caves do show evidence of the handpick markings by the stone masons, in the 20th century the caves were likely to be used as a ammunition store in WWII whilst later and more recently they have been abondoned and used for club nights.
Its an interesting subject that Haggar chose in Beech Caves no doubt for its importance in providing the stone for important buildings such as Trentham Hall.
Signed. In original frame with label on the verso.
Framed size: :79 x 59cm or 31 x 23.25"