figure (art)

Figure of a blacksmith, dressed in a short sleeved shirt, trousers and apron. The figure is part of a scene showing a blacksmith working on a horse shoe using a hammer and tongs over an anvil, with a forge and quenching bucket to either side.
To the proper left of the figure is a model forge, Set into the top of the forge is a red plastic insert. At the rear of the forge is a window from which the viewer can see the interior lined with aluminium foil. A red light plays across the interior, produced by the light passing through the plastic insert above. To the proper right is a model quenching bucket, fashioned from a plastic container filled with paint.

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