An Iron Work at Downton
Artist: Hearle, T.
View of an Ironworks at Downton on the Rocks in Herefordshire. The artist was Thomas Hearne (1744-1817). Hearne was an accomplished topographical artist who was apprenticed to the engraver W. Woollett. Hearne spent three and a half years in the Caribbean with the Governor General Sir Ralph Payne. When he returned to England he became well known for his topographical paintings of England. He usually worked in grey wash, as is the case with this print of Downton and was very adapt at painting texture.