'Work in an Iron Foundry and Smithy During The Period of the Middle Ages', c1934
'Work in an Iron Foundry and Smithy During The Period of the Middle Ages', c1934. Illlustration showing iron founding and tool-making. The accompanying text explains that the heated and malleable iron was beaten either by hand or by means of a lifting hammer worked by a water-wheel. From The Romance of the Nation, Volume One, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, c1934]
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'River Landscape with Rustics and Horses', c1860. Artist: Edward Charles Williams
'River Landscape with Rustics and Horses', c1860. A moonlit rural scene by a river. A half-timbered cottage with a tiled roof stands near the water and mature woodland reaches down to the riverbank. In the smithy attached to the cottage blacksmiths are busy at the forge while, outside, two horses wait to be shod. The ferry with a horse and donkey on board is waiting. On the bank a mounted man chats to a woman and child. The painting is probably a scene on the river Thames, one of the artist's favourite subjects.
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