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The Derwent, Matlock Bath - and the Ferry, 1904
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Hadfield Cubley's painting of The Derwent, Matlock Bath
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The Ferry House

Church and Boat House, Matlock Bath

The Heights of Abraham, from the Derwent, 1904

Biography of artist

Cubley's "The Derwent, Matlock Bath" was painted from a vantage point just upstream from the ferry that crossed the River Derwent, so close to the back of where is now The Grand Pavilion / Mining Museum. The Ferry House, demolished about 1910, is the building on the right. The painting includes the ferryman and his passengers; he stands in the boat, one arm raised, to pull on the ferry rope that is stretched across the river. He would be taking his customers across to The Lovers' Walks are on the left bank. Crossing the Derwent by ferry was the only available option until the Jubilee Bridge was built.

A Ralph Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd,] Postcard 1660. Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen.
Posted on 9 Nov 1908 in Rochester New York and sent to another New York address. The message, unrelated to the card, was "Dear Cousin Have found work and am quite contented". Other cards of this image have been posted in 1907 and 1906. The earliest to date was posted in 1904.
The postcard had the usual side bar for the card's title and message that was part of all postcards produced in the first decade of the twentieth century but has been omitted to present a slightly larger image.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Information researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
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