Environment

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A Biography of Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution Text: Olga Baird Joseph Wright… read more »

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A Letter from a Mechanick in the busy Town of Birmingham, to Mr. Stayner, a Carver, Statuary, and Architect, in the sleepy Corporation of Warwick

Image: South-West Prospect of Birmingham, 1829, attributed to Frederick Calvert. Watercolour on Paper. Image from: Birmingham Museums & Art… read more »

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A Portrait of Jedediah Strutt

Jedediah Strutt: Industrialist and Philanthopist Text: Olga Baird Jedediah Strutt (1726-1797) was one of leading pioneer industrialists of… read more »

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A Prize Bull

First half of the 19th century, Edmund Bristow (1787-1876, b. Eton – d. Eton). Wolverhampton Art Gallery.… read more »

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A Rainy Day

Watercolour undated, David Cox (1783-1859, b. Deritend, Birmingham – d. Harborne, near Birmingham). Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Gift… read more »

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A View of Shrewsbury from the South-West

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Anna Seward and her Poetry

Image: Frontispiece from Llangollen Vale with other Poems by Anna Seward, London, Third Edition, 1796 Birmingham Central Library 5. Anna… read more »

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Bark Peeling

Image: Man slitting bark in the Wyre Forest (1980s) [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 4. Bark Peeling (1) Men… read more »

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Bark Peeling

After slitting the bark on the tree trunk, the peeler uses the large iron to remove the… read more »

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Bark Peeling Tools

Image: Barking irons, Wyre Forest [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 3. Bark Peeling Tools Bark peeling was a task… read more »

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Benthall Edge

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. THIS subject has been named in several… read more »

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Bewdley Snuff Mill

Image: Close-up of the abandoned snuff mill, Golden Valley, near Tickenhill, Bewdley (early 20th century). [Image from: Bewdley… read more »

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Bishop’s Castle

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. BISHOP’S CASTLE is a town in the… read more »

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Bridgnorth

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. BRIDGNORTH is a town most pleasantly situated… read more »

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Image from: Picturesque Views and Descriptions of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions and other Objects of Interesting Features in… read more »

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Buildwas

The village of Buildwas grew up by a medieval bridge which was the only route over the… read more »

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Buildwas Abbey

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. Buildwas Abbey lies on the south bank… read more »

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Canal Maps

Image: ‘PLAN of the intended NAVIGABLE CANAL from the TOWN of BIRMINGHAM into the RIVER SEVERN near the… read more »

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Captain Thomas Chance: Merchant

Image: View of Bristol, 1827, Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831) Image from: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Thomas Chance, the third son of… read more »

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Charcoal and its Uses

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The photograph shows a completed clamp ready for firing in the… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The charcoal burner is building a clamp during the early stages… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. A man is raking out a clamp with a “rauble” or… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two men are filing sacks with charcoal from an oak spade… read more »

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Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 7. Charcoal Burning Tools (1)  A man… read more »

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Charcoal burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Three men are cutting up timber to fill retorts. A horse… read more »

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Charcoal Burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. One man is filling a retort and taking wood from two… read more »

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Colebrook Dale

Image:The Iron Bridge, near Coalbrookdale Shropshire. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn (1824). Harral’s views were largely based… read more »

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Conclusion: Classical Order versus Romantic Nature

Virgil’s Tomb (1782), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery. Wright painted several… read more »

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Darwin, Priestley and Romantic Materialism

Image: Bridge through a Cavern, Moonlight (1791).  Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery.… read more »

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Entrance to the Great Cavern at Castleton

This is an example of the type of limestone cavern that impressed visitors and potential visitors to… read more »

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Epistle to Nathaniel Lister Esq. of Lichfield by Anna Seward

“[From “”Poetical Works of Anna Seward, Vol 2″”] [333] EPISTLE TO NATHANIEL LISTER, ESQ. OF LICHFIELD ON… read more »

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Floyer and the Medical Importance of Bathing

Image: Stowe Pool, Lichfield from John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield (London, 1805). In front of… read more »

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Frontispiece: View of Birmingham from Bordesley Fields, near the Coventry Road

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and… read more »

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Holt Castle on the banks of the Severn

From Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 by Thomas Harral

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Illustrations of the Black Country Landscape

Though these 16 images date from the 1870s, they represent a long-established view of the Black Country,… read more »

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John Whitehurst and 18th Century Geology

John Whitehurst (1713-1788) was the oldest member of the Lunar Society. Born in Congleton in Cheshire he moved… read more »

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Joseph Wright of Derby: Art, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Self Portrait in a Black Feathered Hat(c1767-1770). Oil on canvas. Summary Joseph Wright… read more »

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Joseph Wright’s Journey to Italy

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734- 1797), Self Portrait (c1767-70). Charcoal on paper. Image from: Derby Museum… read more »

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Lilleshall Abbey

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. THIS venerable ruin now forming so picturesque… read more »

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Moreton Corbet

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. MORETON CORBET, on account of its castle,… read more »

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On the Lledr

David Cox (1783-1859, b. Deritend, Birmingham – d. Harborne, near Birmingham)

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Oteley Park

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. The magnificent building which forms the principle… read more »

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Princess Ekaterina Dashkova’s Visit to Soho, Handsworth

Image: Soho Manufactory. William West, Picturesque Views… of Staffordshire(Birmingham, 1830). Engraving by T Radclyffe was based on a drawing… read more »

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Red Castle

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. THIS relic of feudal grandeur and insecurity,… read more »

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Remains of a Cistercian monastery called White Ladies in Shropshire

From Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 by Thomas Harral

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Ruins of Tutbury Castle

Water colour undated, Paul Sandby (1725-1809, b. Nottingham – d. London).

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Ruins of Wenlock Abbey

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. Wenlock Abbey was founded about the year… read more »

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Shrewsbury

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. SHREWSBURY, the capital of Shropshire, is situated… read more »

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Sir John Floyer and Lichfield

Image: South-west view of Lichfield, an eighteenth century print engraved by J Ryland and published in John Jackson, History… read more »

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