Moore, Henry (1776-1848)
Moore was a Derby born painter, engraver and etcher. In 1802 he painted ‘Derby from Little Chester’ which was reproduced by contemporary illustrators and ceramic painters. From 1793 he worked in Richard Brown’s marble works where he devised a method of etching onto Ashford Black Marble. By 1818 he had left Brown and set up as a drawing master where his pupils included boys from the Derby School. He illustrated a series of guidebooks including ‘Picturesque Excursions from Derby, to Matlock Bath and its vicinity’ (1818).
Wingfield Manor was a medieval manor house built in the 1440s. It was deserted around the 1770s and later fell into disrepair however it was not a major attraction for artists and visitors in search of the picturesque. John Robert Cozens sketched the manor on his tour in 1772 (National Library Wales) as did Samuel Hieronymus Grimm in 1773 (British Library).
- Medium: Watercolour
- Institution: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
- Dimensions: 170 x 130mm
- Accession number: DERSB : 100182.2
- Acknowledgements: John Fineran, ‘An illustrated who’s who of artists in Derbyshire’, 2003, 39-40
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