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Coalbrookdale by Night

Photo credit: Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Loutherbourg made tours through England to Wales in 1786 and 1800, where he observed industrial workings. This painting shows a view at the Bedlam Furnaces in Madeley Dale, Shropshire, downstream from Ironbridge beside the River Severn. Above the furnaces are open coke hearths, giving off vivid flames and smoke. The groups of buildings to the left are mainly cottages, and on the right, buildings include the furnaces, smithy and joinery, with the two-chimneyed engine house behind and the furnace and casting house on the right.

Science Museum

London


Date

1801

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 68 x W 107 cm

Accession number

1952-452

Acquisition method

purchased from Pictura Limited, 1952

Work type

Painting


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