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Object: A Prospect of Matlock-Bath &c from the Lover's Walk
Series: Eight of the most extraordinary Prospects in the Mountainous Parts of Derbyshire and Staffordshire commonly called the Peak and Moorlands
No. 4; view of a row of houses on a rocky platform in a hillside overlooking a river, with men playing bowls in an enclosure surrounded by a low wall in front of them, figures on horseback and a carriage near small houses on the path below, surrounded by tree-covered cliffs with a couple walking in the woods in the foreground; after Thomas Smith; republished state. 1743, this state 1769
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Height: 390 millimetres
Width: 547 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The series of eight Peak district views was the first major set Smith produced (originally published in 1743) the series was republished by Smith in 1757 and re-issued a third time by Boydell in 1769 (See Clayton 'The English Print 1688-1802', pp. 155-157, 299); several plates were engraved by Vivares and a few by others, Granville, Benoist, Scotin and Roberts.
See also Trevor Brighton, 'Thomas Smith of Derby [1720-1761] Pioneer of English landscape art' , Derbyshire Miscellany , XX, 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 2-11.
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