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Thames Cornfield

19th century

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Fine 19th century oil painting on canvas with gilt frame, this original work is signed Wm Paton in the right hand corner. William Paton Burton (1828-1883) studied art, drawing, watercolour and painting in Edinburgh with David Bryce (1803-1876), a renowned architect that designed iconic Edinburgh buildings. This painting was exhibited in Edinburgh at the respected Aitken and Dott gallery (verso). Saltire Gallerie acquired this painting in Edinburgh and imported it to the US. Known for his landscape paintings of the English countryside, Europe and Egypt and other locations, this painting is titled 'Thames Cornfields' (verso), from the rural English countryside. Paton Burton was born in Madras, India, son of a British official. He signed his work at times with initials, and his distinctive 'W' matches the Wm in this signature. His talent for art included drawings and engravings now in the British Museum and watercolours in galleries and museums. Signed Wm Paton, 'Thames Cornfield' stands out as a large, richly colored oil 19th century landscape painting. The painting is attributed to Scottish artist W. Paton Burton based on consistency of age of painting and frame, comparing signatures, researching landscape artists of the time, Edinburgh provenance and ties to Edinburgh architect David Bryce. Architectural drawings, engravings and watercolours are prominent in the work of Wm Paton Burton. This high quality Victorian oil painting signed in large lettering is a fine addition to his repertoire.
  • Attributed to:
    William Paton Burton (1828 - 1883, British)
  • Creation Year:
    19th century
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.5 in (90.17 cm)Width: 51.5 in (130.81 cm)Depth: 3 in (7.62 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Presents very well in likely original beautiful gilt frame. Saltire Gallerie restored the painting including repairing a small tear in the canvas with patch verso, and preparing it to be ready to hang in your home!
  • Gallery Location:
    Hillsborough, NC
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Wm Paton attributed to Scottish artist Wm Paton Burton1stDibs: LU2069211057482
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