Kasatkin, N. A.
Poor Collecting Coal.
The Poor Collecting Coal in a Wrought-Out Mine
This canvas by Nikolai Kasatkin, documenting the physical labor associated with the daily activity of coal collecting, was inspired by a trip which the artist made to Donbass in the Urals. In fact, the experience led to a series of paintings dealing with mining. "The Poor Collecting Coal from a Wrought-Out Mine" typifies the kind of subject favored by the Wanderers group. (00238)