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Miner: M.1-1980

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Sculptor: Dalou, Aimé-Jules




Bronze plaquette. Almost square with a hole in each corner. A circular area in the middle is raised in low relief. Within this, in higher relief sits the miner, in profile to left, his legs and arms stretched out in front of him. He grasps a small pick with both hands and hacks at the coal-face opposite.


History note: Heim, 59 Jermyn Street, London SW1

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1889 CE - After 1902 CE


The plaquette is after a sketch for the bas-relief 'Les Ouvriers du Sous-sol', part of Dalou's unexecuted 'Monument des Ouvriers', on which he worked from 1889 until c. 1898 (repr. Dreyfous, 1903).

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

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Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1980
Primary reference Number: 13734
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1980
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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