Period Sketches, Paintings and Photos of Blacksmiths

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The German minstrel Hartman von Starkenberg forging a helmet

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Armourers at work in a medieval forge

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Medieval forge (artist unknown)

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Vulcan forging a helmet, from the Aeneid of Heinrich von Waldech

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Stylised image of a medieval smith from
William Caxton’s ‘Game and Play of Chess’ (1483)

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Der Schmidt, by Jost Amman (two smiths from the 1500′s)

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A realistic impression of a smith at work from
sometime in the 1500′s, from a Flemish woodcut

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Illustration from ‘De Re Metallicus’ by Agricola

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Venus at the forge of Vulcan, by Jan Brueghel (1620)

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Illustration from ‘De Re Metallicus’ by Agricola

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The Blacksmith’s Forge, by Johannes Dircksz van Oudenrogge
1647, oil on canvas

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Village Blacksmith, by Philips Wouwerman (1640)

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The Village Smithy, by Jan Victors (c. 1650)

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Illustration from Diderot’s L’Encyclopedie, ou Dictionaire Raisonne
des Sciences, des Arts, et des Metiers, early 18th century

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Illustration from Diderot’s L’Encyclopedie, ou Dictionaire Raisonne
des Sciences, des Arts, et des Metiers, early 18th century

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Illustration from ‘De Re Metallicus’ by Agricola

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The Blacksmith, by Joseph Wright of Derby

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The Blacksmith’s Shop, by Joseph Mallord (1807)

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The Forge of Vulcan, by Velasquez

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The Blacksmith’s Shop, by Joseph Wright of Derby (1771)

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Blacksmith, by Edward Henry Potthast

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Pat Lyon at Forge. by John Neagle. c1827. Oil on canvas.

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Blacksmith, by Edward Henry Potthast

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The Blacksmith’s Shop, by François Bonvin, 1857

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The Iron Worker and King Solomon, by Christian Schussele (1876)

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Steel mezzotint engraving by John Sartain

See The Rabbinical Legend of The Iron Worker and King Solomon, the story of the blacksmith who challenged the great artisans
at the dedication banquet of the Temple of Jerusalem.
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The Blacksmith’s Shop, by Cornelius Krieghoff (1871, oil on canvas)

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Blacksmith, by Randolph Caldecott (1876)

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The Blacksmith, by W. Biscombe Gardener (1883)

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Illustration by W. Small (1883)

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From ‘The Boy’s Book of Trades’ (1888)

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The Apprentice Blacksmith, Theodore Robinson (1886, oil on canvas)

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Blacksmith at his Forge, by Le Nain Brothers

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A Zulu blacksmith forging an assegai, from The Zulu Wars, 1879

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The Village Blacksmith, by Thomas Hovenden (c. 1875)

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Centaur in the Village Blacksmith’s Shop
by Arnold Böcklin, 1888

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Postcard of the Village Blacksmith in Five Ashes, Sussex, England

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Scene in camp near Falmouth, Va. of Army blacksmith
shoeing a refractory mule, by Frank Leslie (1896)

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Two children talk to a blacksmith standing in the doorway
of his forge, photograph by Frances S. Allen (c. 1900)

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The Blacksmith, by Jefferson David Chalfant, 1907, oil on canvas

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The Blacksmith, by Jefferson David Chalfant, 1907, oil on canvas

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Smedje i Hornbæk (1875)

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Currier and Ives lithograph, The Village Blacksmith

Currier and Ives lithograph

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Currier and Ives lithograph, The Village Blacksmith by Palmer

Currier and Ives lithograph

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artist unknown

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The Village Blacksmith, by John Frederick Herring Sr.

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The Village Smithy, by Thomas Creswick

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Vintage image of The Village Blacksmith

Vintage image of The Village Blacksmith
artist unknown

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The Village Blacksmith in His Smithy
(artist unknown)

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The Village Blacksmith by Gibson

The Village Blacksmith, by Gibson

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A blacksmith at work, by Charles Grant Beauregard

A blacksmith at Work, by Charles Grant Beauregard

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A Village Blacksmith, by George Clausen
1931, Oil on Canvas

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At The Village Blacksmith, by Edouard Leon Cortes

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The Village Smithy
by Konstantin Rodko

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Winter Blacksmith, by H. Hargrove (1982, oil on canvas)

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In a scene from Colonial Williamsburg’s Electronic Field Trip
“A Day in the Life,” an apprentice learns the blacksmithing trade.

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Blacksmith’s Cottage in Sherwood Forest, by Tolouse Leplotte

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Enjoy our collection of
Vintage and Modern Art
styled after the classic American poem,
The Village Blacksmith, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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6 Responses to Period Sketches, Paintings and Photos of Blacksmiths

  1. JOE PARKES says:

    great pics, reminds me of my early days in a smithy shop, thanks a million ……..Joe the Blacksmith NZ

  2. Sandy Santiago-Harrison says:

    Thank you! Nice collection, I have an unidentifiable painting of a Blacksmith & horses. no signature gallery name was Bernard Conwell Carlitz in Philadelphia, no longer exist. Wish I could find someone to authenticate it. Know anyone?

  3. Deanie Hoyt says:

    Just wonderful…but I didn’t find the one I have a print for–and a Christmas card of by the Farrier’s catalog.

  4. Jinlin, Lee says:

    GREAT!!! THANKS!!!

  5. wil broese says:

    Splendid collection.
    Thank you very much!

  6. Sid Gale says:

    WOW !!!!! What a collection of blacksmith art. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.
    Sid

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