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.