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1940s Oil painting of Industrial Interior Scene of Steel Company Blast Furnace



Signed 1940s WPA style Industrial oil painting of Allegheny Ludlum Corporation of Pennsylvania steel refinery blast furnace, architectural rendering depicting the interior layout with workers, cranes, molten steel, fire, conveyor belts, flat train cars and furnace. Executed by Robert Esler, an unlisted but, skilled and confident artist. Allegheny and Ludlum prior to merging, manufactured steel for the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City. Allegheny Steel also had produced stainless steel bright work for the Model A Ford starting in 1930s. Oil on Masonite in original hand painted frame, slight water stain to frame only, top left corner. Signed lower right R. Esler.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Painting in excellent condition, frame shows wear.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820222155942

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