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Donated, 1955. Museums Sheffield
River Don after the Flood, Sheffield
painting
Date Made/Found: 1865
Artist: Edmund John Niemann , 1813 - 1876
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 590 x 740 x 75mm Sight size: 335 x 490mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: K1955.4
In March 1864 the Dale Dyke Dam in Bradfield collapsed sending a flood of water down the River Loxley into Hillsborough and the River Don. The water left a trail of devastation and at least 240 people were killed. This picture, painted the following year, depicts a relatively peaceful scene, but the wheels of broken rusty machinery and rubble are testament to the disaster.
Display Location: In Store
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