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Les Emigrés: M.12-1951

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Les Emigrés
Translated as: The Emigrants
(The Emigrants)


Sculptor: Daumier, Honoré Victorin




Bronze plaque. The group of figures in low relief are represented as moving towards the left. The figures in the centre are in higher relief, especially the figure of a man holding a child's hand in his left hand and carrying another child in his right arm. On the right is another group led by a man carrying the front end of a stretcher. The figures are all naked and the style avoids clear outlines.

Legal notes

Given by Percy Moore Turner

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9.4 cm
Height: 36.5 cm
Width: 75.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951) by Moore Turner, Percy


4th quarter 19th Century
Circa 1850 CE - Circa 1852 CE


See also the identical bas-relief in terracotta in Coll. of Claude Roger-Marx, Paris - illustrated and discussed in ''Daumier'' by Raymond Escholier, p. 154-6

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1951
Primary reference Number: 13620
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12_1951
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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