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Steel Works, Cardiff at Night

WALDEN, Lionel (1861 - 1933)

Steel Works, Cardiff at Night

Date: 1893-97

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 22.6 x 29.9 cm

Acquired: 1917; Gift; Herbert Charles Sheppard

Accession Number: NMW A 2054

The American painter Lionel Walden studied in Paris and visited Britain several times during the 1890s. This is a preliminary sketch for a large painting of the same title. It depicts the furnaces of the Dowlais steelworks, built in 1888 near Cardiff docks. Originally established by the end of the nineteenth century, the Dowlais works was one of the largest in the world.

Comments(4)

Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
6 November 2017, 11:32
Dear Ms Glover,

Thank you very much for your comment. I see that you have also requested a print here, at the webpage for Walden's larger painting for which this was a preparatory study. Could you please confirm that you do in fact want prints of both, or would you rather one or the other? I would then be happy to put you in touch with our image licensing team to have a print made for you.

Kind regards,

Marc
Digital Team
Sheila Glover
6 November 2017, 11:00
I would also love to buy a print. As a child living nearby I remember the sky glowing red at night when they opened the furnace. I look forward to hearing from you.
Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
8 September 2017, 11:29
Dear Ms Clatworthy,

Thank you very much for your comment. I have passed your request on to our image licensing team who will contact you shortly about having a print made of this work.

Kind regards,

Marc Haynes
Digital Team
Pam Clatworthy
5 September 2017, 23:41
I would love a print of this most atmospheric art work. As a child living in Cardiff in WW2 we could here the big bang of slag being tipped into the sea from the Dowlais Works.

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