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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
38 x 53.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,666 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Terrace Road, BUXTON Derbyshire SK17 6DA 01629 533540 www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

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