Interior of a Foundry with Visitors

WAG 10824


Interior of an iron foundry (probably around Liège) dramatically lit by its blast furnace in the centre being visited by a fashionably dressed couple with their lapdog, who are being shown around by the iron master and a little child. In the centre two workmen are skimming the surface of the molten iron & to the right another workmen is ladling out the iron into a mould that forms the artist's signature and the painting's date (1789) in Roman numerals.