View of Matlock, Derbyshire by William Marlow

This view of Matlock Bath depicts the River Derwent, the improved road system and the Old Bath Hotel catering for tourists to the area.


Oil on canvas
38 x 53.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,666 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:

Like many contemporary paintings it shows people going about their daily business; walking, fishing, riding which is typical of Marlow’s style. The painting was engraved by S Middiman and published in Boydell’s Views in 1789 and the museum holds some hand coloured prints from engravings of Marlow’s work by Boydell.


Christie's, 1936; Agnews; Ackermann, 1937; W. Russell Button, Chicago; Sotheby's, New York, 2003; private collection.

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