High Tor, Matlock by George Willis Pryce (1866-1949)

A nicely executed oil on canvas of High Tor, Matlock by George Willis Pryce (1866-1949). Signed lower right, Gallery labels to reverse. In the images provided you will see a postcard of the same scene from 1914. High Tor is a lofty limestone crag which towers over Matlock Bath which used to be privately owned but now belongs to the local authority. This means that entrance is free, whereas at one time a fee had to be paid by visitors, including the climbers who scaled the sheer face of the crag to get there! Behind the Tor summit are Fern and Roman caves, deep clefts in the rock which are not natural caves but lead veins which have been worked to a depth of up to 10 meters and a width of between one and two meters. These workings are undateable but are probably among the oldest in the area and may even be Roman in origin. Dimensions: 18″ H x 14′ W


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