Tuesday, 31 May 2011

View of Matlock

This evocative landscape looks like a scene from foreign parts, but it is a View of Matlock, Derbyshire (c 1780) by William Marlow, showing Matlock Bath and the River Derwent flowing past the Old Bath Hotel. Not only is this a fine oil painting, but also it is of historic significance as it shows Matlock in the days when it was a famous spa-resort. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery managed to buy the work at a Sotheby’s auction with financial help: £6,666 from The Art Fund, another £6,666 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £5,333 from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. Click the title link for a larger graphic. CLICK for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.


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