Local scene purchased by Buxton Gallery

BUXTON Museum and Art Gallery has acquired an important 18th century painting capturing a local scene.

View of Matlock, Derbyshire by William Marlow (c1780) was purchased at auction at Sotheby’s for £20,000, having been in private hands since at least 1936.

The Art Fund contributed £6,666 towards the acquisition. Other significant funding contributions were made by the Heritage Lottery Fund (£6,666) through its “Collecting Cultures” initiative, and £5,333 from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund.

The oil painting depicts Matlock Bath and the River Derwent flowing past the Old Bath Hotel, which was built in 1734.

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