Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : The Blacksmith's Shop

The Blacksmith's Shop
Plate 33 from Etch'd Thoughts by the Etching Club (London, 1844)

Thomas Creswick, British, 1811 - 1869. Published by Etching Club, London.

Made in London, England, Europe



Plate: 3 1/4 x 5 inches (8.3 x 12.7 cm) Sheet: 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches (27 x 37.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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When Creswick republished this image in Etch'd Thoughts by the Etching Club (London, 1844), he paired it with lines from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith," because the poem so well matched the narrative sensibilities of the scene.