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Matlock Bath: The Heights of Abraham, from the Derwent, 1904
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"The Heights of Abraham, from the Derwent" is another painting from the palette of the local artist Henry Hadfield Cubley, who lived in the village for more than 20 years at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The artist is looking upstream towards the hillside of the Heights of Abraham. His own home was a little below the Heights. Whilst the human interest mainly centres on the figures in the rowing boat, Cubley has also managed to include the ferryman close to the left hand bank of the Derwent. It may be a trick of the eye, but the web mistress believes the artist has sketched in the line of the ferry rope.

"The Heights of Abraham, from the Derwent" published by Raphael Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd.] Postcard 1680 Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen "Picturesque Derbyshire"
Posted on Aug 20 1904 at Matlock Bath and sent to Miss Brunley, Folkestone with the message "A lovely day here today"
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
Intended for personal use only.