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Middiman's 1785 engraving

Local artist Henry Hadfield Cubley was one of many painters to portray the varied moods of High Tor on canvas. He manages, as with many of his pictures of river scenes, to capture the sparkle of the sunlight on the water. The young girls are absorbing the scene and their eyes may have spotted the swooping birds, depicted almost as red slashes.

The original painting, here reproduced from a post card, was first shown at an exhibition of paintings held at Matlock Bath Assembly Rooms in September 1887. His other works included "The Terrace, Haddon Hall", "The Derwent, Ambergate", "In Alderwasley Park", "Gipsies Encamping near Crich", ... "The Stepping Stones, Whatstandwell" and "The Church and Rocks, Matlock Bath".

A selection of the paintings by Henry Hadfield Cubley on this website.
(Biography of artist)

Matlock Church
from Hawe Leys

Old Matlock

The Old Bridge,

Pic Tor

Church and Boat
House Matlock Bath

The Ferry House

The Derwent,
Matlock Bath
- and the Ferry

"The High Tor, Matlock" published by Raphael Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd.] Postcard 1680 Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen.
Posted on 8 Oct1904 at Winslow and sent to Miss Carr, Barnet. Message unrelated to either the subject or the place. Another card of this design was posted in 1902.
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.


[1] "Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal", 9 September 1887.