Pehr Hilleström - In the Anchor-Forge at Söderfors. The Smiths Hard at Work - fine art print

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This artpiece In the Anchor-Forge at Söderfors. The Smiths Hard at Work was created by the Swedish artist Pehr Hilleström. The version of the artwork had the size: Height: 137 cm (53,9 ″); Width: 185 cm (72,8 ″) Framed: Height: 165 cm (64,9 ″); Width: 213 cm (83,8 ″); Depth: 8 cm (3,1 ″). Today, this artpiece can be viewed in in the Nationalmuseum Stockholm's digital collection, which is Sweden's museum of art and design, a Swedish government authority with a mandatet o preserve cultural heritage and promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art. We are delighted to mention that the artpiece, which belongs to the public domain is provided with courtesy of Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons.In addition, the artwork has the creditline: . Furthermore, alignment is landscape with an image ratio of 1.4 : 1, which implies that the length is 40% longer than the width.

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Structured product details

Print prodct: wall art
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: digital printing
Product Origin: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Intended product use: home design, art collection (reproductions)
Artwork alignment: landscape alignment
Side ratio: length : width - 1.4 : 1
Side ratio meaning: the length is 40% longer than the width
Materials: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Poster print (canvas paper): 70x50cm - 28x20"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size variants: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Picture frame: please bear in mind that this product does not have a frame

Artwork details

Work of art title: "In the Anchor-Forge at Söderfors. The Smiths Hard at Work"
Classification: painting
Dimensions of the original artpiece: Height: 137 cm (53,9 ″); Width: 185 cm (72,8 ″) Framed: Height: 165 cm (64,9 ″); Width: 213 cm (83,8 ″); Depth: 8 cm (3,1 ″)
Museum / location: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
Place of museum: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Museum website:
License: public domain
Courtesy of: Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons

Short overview of the artist

Name: Pehr Hilleström
Nationality: Swedish
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country: Sweden
Lifespan: 84 years
Year born: 1732
Born in (place): Väddö, Roslagen
Year of death: 1816
City of death: Klara Parish

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Artwork description by Nationalmuseum Stockholm (© Copyright - by Nationalmuseum Stockholm -

English: In a number of paintings Pehr Hilleström was engaged to depict the furnace-lit interiors of forges and foundries connected to the Swedish iron making manor estates of the late 18th century. In this picture the scene is from the anchor forge at Söderfors, in the province of Uppland. During the early industrial period the iron making estates of this region were of crucial importance to the economic life of Sweden. The painting shows a realistic scene of the forge, were the then world famous anchors of Söderfors were being made – many of which were exported to England. The owner of this specific ironwork, Adolf Ulrik Grill, commissioned the monumental interior of his anchor-forge in 1782. He is himself visible in the picture, as the well-dressed man to the right inviting a group of fancy visitors into the dark and dramatically lit room. The importance of this commission is underlined by its monumental size – the width of the canvas measures nearly two meters. Historians have noted the extreme truthfulness in all details in Hilleström’s industrial scenes. Through this quality, his paintings are invaluable sources for our knowledge of early industrial history, but this phenomenon also tells us something about their contemporary reception. Even though these scenes certainly can convey something of a romantic atmosphere, they were not solely intended as theatrical tableaux. Instead the correctness of the technical details gives evidence to the engagement and the pride that the Swedish society attached to the iron making industry in the 18th century.

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