This view of Matlock Bath depicts the River Derwent, the improved road system and the Old Bath Hotel catering for tourists to the area.
View of Matlock, Derbyshire by William Marlow, c. 1780
© Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
- 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 Marlows style. The painting was engraved by S Middiman and published in Boydells Views in 1789 and the museum holds some hand coloured prints from engravings of Marlows work by Boydell.
Christie's, 1936; Agnews; Ackermann, 1937; W. Russell Button, Chicago; Sotheby's, New York, 2003; private collection.
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