Friday, 14 July 2006

Coalbrookdale - Philipp Jakob Loutherbourg the Younger

Somewhat in the manner of John Constable, but without the turbulent cloudscapes that made Constable's work at once more daring and romantic than it first appeared and with a somewhat shabbier setting, which, nonetheless and taken with the blazing light in the coming distance, this 'Coalbrookdale' of 1801 seems to somewhat presage the coming Industrial Revolution -- the reason no doubt it appears on that page at Wikipedia.


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