The Casting Hall, Ravenhead Glass Works

Title: 
The Casting Hall, Ravenhead Glass Works

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Object Name: 
Painting
Title: 
The Casting Hall, Ravenhead Glass Works
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
70.7.10
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 99.06 cm, W: 136.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1790
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Houghton Foundation
Web Description: 
This painting depicts the interior of a large building. A furnace is dimly seen in the background. In the foreground, some men stand around a large metal casting table, watching the pouring of white-hot molten glass from a rectangular pot suspended on a metal framework. The Ravenhead Glass Works was the first glasshouse in England to manufacture cast plate glass. Production began in 1776.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton Foundation, Source
1970-07-08
Marshall Spink, Ltd., Former Collection
1970-07-08
Primary Description: 
Polychrome, oil paint on canvas, attached to a wooden stretcher; painted. Horizontal rectangular format; depicting the interior of a large building with several arches receding into the background, a furnace dimly seen in the background; in the foreground, a group of men stand around a large metal casting table, watching the pouring of white-hot molten glass from a rectangular pot suspended on metal framework; molded black painted frame with gilded liner; no apparent signature.