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Oil painting from 1801 showing one of the Coalbrookdale ironworks, the Bedlam Furnaces along the river Severn, at night silhouetted against the fiery glow of a furnace being tapped.

Coalbrookdale by Night by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1801. Oil painting by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) showing one of the Coalbrookdale ironworks, the Bedlam Furnaces along the river Severn, at night silhouetted against the fiery glow of a furnace being tapped.