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Joseph Wright of Derby   An Iron Forge    1772

The Forge  c. 1817 painting by Francisco Goya 

Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan, 1613  Velazquez 

And there is a bunch of various takes on Venus at/in the Forge of Vulcan (Note Nudity present)

In particular look at the anvils in Nicolaas Marten Fierlants, Venus in the Forge of Vulcan

the vise in Louis de Boullogne the Younger - Venus in the Forge of Vulcan

(might as well click on more images on the search page of Venus in the forge of Vulcan...popular subject)

 

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Nice set of abs on the hammer man at Vulcan's forge. And not a burn mark to be seen!

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From memory the thing that grabbed my attention about the Vulcan painting was the very clean white pot above the fire. They must have had non-dirtying ceramics back then.

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