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Somerton Buttercross

£30.00

Pen and Wash on Paper  (330 x 290) in a White coated Glass fronted  frame

 

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In the middle of Somerton Somerset (UK) stands the octagonal shaped market cross; also known as the Buttercross. This Buttercross was built by the Stawell family in 1673.  Back in the 1600’s Somerton market place would have been a busy and noisy area.  Dairy products such as cheese, butter and milk were vulnerable to extremes of weather so a shelter was required.  The butter cross was built to shade and cover the products from the weather conditions.

I made this small picture when walking around Somerton as I was arranging an exhibition of art by twelve Somerset artists.  Somerton has a high presence in the art world thanks to ACEarts.

This picture is offered in a white frame ready to hang

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