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William Paton Burton (1828-1883) - Large Watercolour, The Farm by the Ford



A fine pastoral landscape depicting a farm beside a ford. Two figures talk secretively over a fence to the right of the composition. Presented in a white double mount and a distressed gilt-effect wooden frame. Signed to the lower-left corner. There is a label from the original frame, inscribed with the title, affixed to the verso. On watercolour paper.


There is some minor discolouration and some small scratches to the frame. Overall well-presented and in very good condition.


58.5 x 88.7cm (23" x 34.9")
Framed Size: 82.4 x 112.9cm (32.4" x 44.4")

Artist Biography

William Paton Burton (1828-1883) was an architect, painter, and watercolourist. He was born in Madras, India. Burton first studied with David Bryce in Edinburgh. After a period spent studying architecture, he dedicated himself to painting in watercolours. He travelled extensively, particularly in Egypt and Europe. His works include views of Holland and Egypt and French and English Landscapes. Works by Burton are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

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Code qx764
Artist William Paton Burton (1828-1883)
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 58.5 x 88.7cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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