William Day (1764-1807), Thorpe Cloud, Derbyshire, 1789, watercolour
Welcome to Depicting Derbyshire
A place to explore eighteenth-century pictures of the Peak District and Derbyshire. The website brings together works-on-paper of the County from participating museums. The project is run by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and has been funded by a digital grant from the Paul Mellon Centre.
Derbyshire was arguably the first place in England to be depicted within the frameworks of the picturesque and the sublime. It is hoped that this website will encourage research on these works-on-paper and their wider themes.
Anna Rhodes, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery