This sketch, one of seven from the same sketchbook, is attributed to John Claude Nattes. Nattes often drew architectural views and sketched similar scenes of the Crescent in Bath. These sketches are dated 1808. We know he visited Derbyshire in 1798 as his sketchbook from this visit is in the Royal Collection.
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.
Artworks in the Landscape
Use the interactive map to search for pictures by their location.
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
Not sure what you are looking for? Interested in pictures of industry, caves or rivers? You can use the keyword function to identify pictures by themes.
Full Collections Search
Here you can search the collections with a free text search. You might want to search using an artist’s name, a date or location.