Views of Buxton go on display

A new exhibition of pictures of Buxton from the 18th century to the present are now on display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Featured are ten lovely views of Buxton by a variety of artists – the works are all from Derbyshire County Council’s own collection – which have recently been restored.

The exhibition, called Buxton Views, saw some of the works needing just new mounts and frames, while others were cleaned by conservators who worked with framers to restore the original frames.

Works featured in the exhibition, in watercolours and oils, include: View of Buxton from Fairfield, 1839; Buxton Market Place, about 1840; Buxton Crescent from Spring Gardens, about 1850; Spring Gardens from Ashwood Dale, early 20th century and the Devonshire Royal Hospital in the Snow, mid 20th century.

The conservation of the Thermal Baths, Buxton, from about 1850 was made possible with the assistance of the Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

The Terrace Road Museum and Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday. For more information visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk.