An Iron Forge

A work made of mezzotint with traces of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint with traces of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1773

Artist:

Richard Earlom (British, 1743-1822)
after Joseph Wright of Derby (British, 1734-1797)

About this artwork

Joseph Wright of Derby’s painting An Iron Forge was first exhibited in June 1772, and its publication as a mezzotint, executed by the master engraver Richard Earlom, followed six months later. The choice of subject reflects Wright’s interest in unusual light effects and his connections to science and industry.

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Artist

Richard Earlom

Title

An Iron Forge

Origin

England

Date

1773

Medium

Mezzotint with traces of engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

478 × 590 mm (image/plate); 514 × 619 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Fund

Reference Number

1977.308

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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