Coalbrookdale by Night

1801 in London
Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg

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Painting, Coalbrookdale by Night by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1801. Oil on canvas; 68x106.7cm, in gilt frame
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Painting, [Coalbrookdale by Night] / by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1801. Oil on canvas; 68x106.7cm, in gilt frame 85.5x124x7cm. Signed and dated br. Exhibited as 'A View of Colebrook Dale by night' at Royal Academy London, 1801 (cat. 54). Featuring night work at the Bedlam furnaces in Madeley Dale (i.e. Coalbrookdale) along the river Severn, Shropshire. Open coke hearths give off vivid flames and smoke. Archetypal image of the Industrial Revolution. Information sheet available

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frame: 858 mm x 1236 mm x 70 mm,
image: 680 mm x 1067 mm
oil painting
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