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Dannemora mine in Uppsala County was one of Sweden’s oldest and most important iron ore mines. Elias Martin’s watercolour shows the open pit in the 1780s, produced after the artist’s return to his native Sweden after studying and working in London. The watercolour was later engraved by Elias’s brother Johan Fredrik Martin (1755–1816) and published in their print series Svenska Vuer (Swedish Views).

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