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Blast Furnaces, Bilston

Edwin Butler Bayliss was a successful Black Country industrialist who produced art works such as this as a hobby, focusing on the areas near where he lived. This highly atmospheric picture is of a blast furnace in Bilston, near Wolverhampton. In the foreground, a woman with two children walks along a canal towpath, past a barge, beyond which the furnace belches out smoke and smuts. Bayliss used a …