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Northumbrian Miner at His Evening Meal

Accession Number
1984/1.291

Title
Northumbrian Miner at His Evening Meal

Artist(s)
Bill Brandt

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1937

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
13 3/8 in x 11 7/16 in (33.97 cm x 29.05 cm);28 3/16 in x 22 1/4 in (71.6 cm x 56.52 cm);13 9/16 in x 11 5/8 in (34.45 cm x 29.53 cm);20 1/16 in x 16 1/8 in (50.96 cm x 40.96 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
In 1937, Brandt traveled to Northern England to photograph the coal-mining regions and industrial towns. He was not commissioned to take these, and instead sought after the subject matter for its visual appeal. In this photograph, a man and woman sit inside their home at a dinner table. The man is covered in coal, eating from the plate in front of him. The woman sits to the right, looking solemn. The room is covered in patterned wallpaper, crowded with hanging clothing, a purse, and a decorative painting on the wall behind the seated couple. 

Physical Description
This photograph shows a man and woman at a dinner table. The man is covered in coal dust from his work in the mines.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Vessels
Workers
dishes
food
interior spaces (spaces by location)
interiors
males
men (male humans)
miners
modern and contemporary art
painting
seated
serving tables
silverware
table
wallpapers
women (female humans)

17 Related Resources

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(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
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(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
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(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
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(Part of: Visual Narrative)
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(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Poverty
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Social Justice
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Social Justice and Art 1946-1968
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Underdogs, Everyday Heroes, Antiheroes
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Work and Workers
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Docent Resources for Witness Lab
(Part of: Docent Information From Training Continuing Education Sessions)

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