Fire, Smoke and Iron, Spanish Artists and the Bilbao Iron Industry

by Martin Lloyd

Thursday 20 September 2018 

Blast Furnaces in Bilbao, 1908 - Darío de Regoyos y Valdés

Bilbao in northern Spain has been producing iron for centuries, drawing in workers from all over the country. Its rapid industrialisation in the 19th century was helped by British capital and entrepreneurship. Ships carried Welsh coal to Spain and brought back Spanish pig-iron for the steelworks of South Wales. By 1895 it was all over. But the rise, heyday and fall of the Bilbaoan iron industry has been for ever fixed in oils, water colours and bronzes, as this lecture will show.

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