This is a rare examples of a painting of industrial scenery in the seventeenth century. It shows the preparation of limestone for the kiln in which lime – the chief constituent of mortar – is produced by calcining the limestone. The head and shoulders of the barrow-wheeling man in the foreground are lightly dusted with lime.
Where to see this painting?
English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House
Hyde Park Corner, London, Greater London, England, W1J 7NT
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.