Iron Works, Colebrook Dale.
Published by R. Bowyer. Historic Gallery. Pall Mall. Jan.y 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching, sheet 310 x 385mm (12¼ x 15¼"). Cut inside platemark.
Plate 11 from 'Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales', published by Robert Bowyer. A view of a factory by a river in the middle distance, with the glow from the fire and smoke rising from the chimneys into the sky. A man on horseback, pulling a sledge, is travelling along a path to the right accompanied by a dog. Iron parts from the factory can be seen on the far right beside him. One of the great prints of the Industrial Revolution. After Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740-1812). An artist with an extraordinarily wide range of interests (including alchemy, mysticism and chemistry), Loutherbourg made major contributions to costume design and scenery painting for the theatre. He was also an accomplished painter of landscapes and genre scenes.
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