The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 19, 2014


Local Derbyshire Scene Bought for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery by the Art Fund
Wiliam Marlow, View of Matlock, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
LONDON.- National fundraising charity the Art Fund has helped Buxton Museum and Art Gallery acquire an important 18th century painting capturing a local scene.

The Art Fund contributed £6,666 towards the acquisition of View of Matlock, Derbyshire by William Marlow (c 1780) when it was bought at auction at Sotheby’s. 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. The town of Matlock became famous during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as a spa-resort, sought out for its ailment-curing qualities.

The purchase will expand the county council’s growing collection of works from the Enlightenment period at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery which already includes two hand-coloured prints from engravings of Marlow’s work.

Marlow was born in London in 1740, studying under the marine painter Samuel Scott, and also at the St. Martin’s Lane Academy. He manly painted oils and watercolours, focussing on marine and landscape scenes. The painting is like many contemporary paintings as it shows people going about their daily business – walking, fishing and riding, which is also typical of Marlow’s style.

The Buxton Museum and Art Gallery also own a print by John Bluck dated to 1805, which shows the Old Bath Hotel and improvements to the road layout. Having a more complete collection will allow visitors and students to gain a better understanding of the opening up of the area in response to the growth of tourism.

View of Matlock, Derbyshire, which cost £20,000 has been in private hands since at least 1936. Its companion painting, also of Matlock, went to Manchester Art Gallery in 2003.

Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund said: “View of Matlock, Derbyshire is a fascinating piece which helps to illustrate the many changes that have shaped the area as a result of tourism. It’s great that it will go on show in the local area so people can appreciate it within its historical context.”

Derbyshire county council’s strategic director for cultural and community services Martin Molloy is delighted to add the work to the authority’s collection. He said: “This is an historically notable view of Matlock Bath at the time when Arkwright was building his factories just down river. It adds significant information to our knowledge about the Derwent Valley, both in terms of the architecture and the natural history. We are very grateful to the Art Fund for helping us buy it.”





Today's News

May 27, 2011

British-Born Surrealist Painter Leonora Carrington Dies at Age 94 in Mexico City

British Museum Study Shows Britain is an Amateur Treasure Seeker's Paradise

Maya Funerary Offering Found by Archaeologists in Cenote Near Chichen Itza

Richard Long, A Pioneer of Land and Conceptual Art, Exhibits at Haunch of Venison

Sotheby's Russian Art Auctions to be Led by Important Group of Paintings by Vereschagin

For the First Time Ever, National Gallery Painting by Van Gogh Comes to Life

After 10 Years, Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

Many Artists at ART HK International Art Fair Revel in Freedom to Support Ai Weiwei

LACMA Presents 32 Images of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

The MFA Houston Selects Three Architecture Firms to Submit Design Proposals for an Expanded MFAH

Collection of Rare Ornithological Inspired Music Boxes Highlight June Auction

National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates 150th Birthday with a Gift of 173 Indigenous Artworks

ARTZUID 2011 an International Sculpture Exhibition in a Unique Cultural Heritage Setting

Material Girls Exhibition Intrigues, Amazes and Inspires at Reginald F Lewis Museum

British Painter Laurence Stephen Lowry Record Set at Christie's in London

Gagosian Gallery Announces "Lindsay Lohan": Richard Phillips' First Short Film

Exhibition Presents Artist Runa Islam's Newly Commissioned Film Emergence     

Broad Range of High Quality Dutch Paintings at Sotheby's Amsterdam in June

Local Derbyshire Scene Bought for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery by the Art Fund

Detroit Institute of Arts Presents SYNC: A Fundraiser where Art Meets Technology

Los Angeles Modern Auction to Offer Unique Modern Art & Design Sale on June 26

The Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal Presents Déja - The Collection on Display

Whitney Museum of American Art Presents Brooklyn-Based Artist Cory Arcangel's Pro Tools

MoMA Presents the First American Museum Presentation of Boris Mikhailov's Photographs

Sotheby's Latin American Art Evening Sales Achieve Highest Ever Total: $21.7 Million

Mysterious Wanderer, The Leatherman, from 1800s Gets More Peaceful New York Grave

Agreement Reached on the Sphinx of Hattusha

Out of Australia: Prints and Drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas at the British Museum

UK Makes Donation to Preserve Auschwitz Memorial

The Autry National Center is Recipient of a $6.6 Million Grant from California State Parks

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site