Coalbrookdale Shropshire - the first iron bridge built in England, completed 1779 and the iron works

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Before his death in 1788, George Robertson painted six views of Coalbrookdale. They show his keen awareness of the contrast between the beauty of the landscape and the grim realities of industry within the Gorge. This is the only painting known to have survived, although engravings of all six were published and have survived.

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