Symbolic: The Miner Enslaved

Made:
1938 in England
maker:
Gilbert Daykin

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painting by Gilbert Daykin, 1886-1939. "Symbolic: The Miner Enslaved", 1938. Oil on canvas; 75.5x62.5cm in frame 88x75.5x7.5cm. Symbolic of the miner enslaved by his trade, Daykin remained a miner despite his artistic success. The miner is depicted in the position of Christ on the cross, chained to the seam wall, his pick on the ground beside, the scene lit by his lamp placed on the right.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1978-538
Measurements:
overall (in frame): 880 mm x 755 mm x 75 mm,
image: 755 mm x 625 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Daykin, A.
status:
Permanent collection

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.