An iron forge

Made:
1773 in London
maker:
Richard Earlom
and
Joseph Wright of

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Mezzotint: An iron forge, by Richard Earlom after Joseph Wright of Derby, pub.1773. J. Boydell. Excudit. Publish'd Jany 1 1773; print 63x51cm., platemark 59.2x47.7cm. Imprint in white on black, on blocks b.r. in plate; title in white, b.c.; h of Publish'd is reversed. - Watermark: partial Auvergne. - After the oil, 1772. - Smith heating and shaping metal using a tilt hammer, powered by a huge drum turned by [a waterwheel outside the forge]; another smith, reflecting from metal's light, stands arms folded looking towards [his] family, woman and two children; to left, older man seated looking on, third child at knee; interior view associating the honest artisan with personal happiness while at labour

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1989-1168
Measurements:
platemark: 592 mm x 477 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints