After Joseph Mallord William Turner Colebrooke Dale 1825

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Colebrooke Dale
Date 1825
Medium Mezzotint on paper
Dimensions Image: 136 x 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
T04821
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Colebrookdale in Shropshire, famous as the birthplace of modern heavy industry, became a popular tourist spot in the early-nineteenth century. The iron industry with its foundries and fuming towers is here cast as the source of Sublime light effects, perhaps tinged with Hellish menace.

August 2004

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