Cast Iron Bridge near Coalbrookdale
- Art Funded
- 86 x 102 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £5,775 (Total: £23,100)
- Dreweatt-Neate Fine Art
The painting shows the patron's licence to distort the truth - Williams shows the bridge already in use yet it was not completed until the following year. Furthermore, the atmosphere is fresh and clean yet this stretch of the River was notoriously polluted and industrialised - the small house on the right emitting picturesque puffs of smoke was in fact a leading smelting factory and surrounded by brick and tile works.
Commissioned by Abraham Darby III; ...; Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners.