Print, An Iron Forge

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  • Artist/Maker: John Boydell, Joseph Wright, Richard Earlom
  • London, England
  • January 15, 1773
  • Black and white mezzotint engraving
  • 1950-43

A smith is seen holding iron under a heavy hammer worked by mechanical power. Another blacksmith is standing beside him with arms folded. Towards the right is a woman with a little girl in her arms, with an older girl and sheep dog standing beside her. To the left is an old man with a child at his knees. At the middle of the bottom of the print reads An IRON FORGE. In the bottom right corner J Boydell Ex[unable to read] Published Jan. [ill.] 1773. Above this text on 2 different pieces of what appears to be iron is written Jo Wright Pinxt 1770 and R Earlom fc.

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