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The Lake of Fire. [Charleroi.]

  • ARTIST: Joseph Pennell

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1911.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 25. Image size 22 3/4 x 17 1/2" (567 x 441 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "At night all furnaces are infernal, but Charleroi is the most terrifying of all. By the roadside was a black lake beyond a roaring furnace. An engine pushed a car of molten slag to the top of the dump and dumped it. The living liquid fire roared and tumbled into the lake, turning it to fire." ( J.P. 1916) <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in pencil.

  • CONDITION: Good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Wuerth # 205.