The Dudley: Thirst - the end of a shift

Made:
1934 in England
maker:
Gilbert Daykin
The Dudley: Thirst  - the end of a shift
      Daykin, Gilbert
      1934
      Painting by Gilbert Daykin, 1886-1939.  "The Dudley:

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The Dudley: Thirst - the end of a shift Daykin, Gilbert 1934 Painting by Gilbert Daykin, 1886-1939. "The Dudley:
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Painting by Gilbert Daykin, 1886-1939. "The Dudley: Thirst - the end of a shift", 1934. Oil on canvas; 75.7x55cm in frame, 88x68x7.5cm. The Deputy passes the waterjack flask (Dudley) to a miner. As a district official, the deputy wears waistcoat and trousers. Each miner's Dudley held three pints of water to last the length of the shift.

Daykin worked as a miner at a pit near Sheffield and he produced a number of vivid artworks showing what the physical work of a coal miner was like down the pit. Sadly he was killed in 1939 in a mine shaft accident. Eleven artworks by Daykin were gifted by his family to the Science Museum in 1978.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1978-535
Measurements:
overall (in frame): 880 mm x 680 mm x 75 mm,
image: 757 mm x 550 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
A Daykin