Frances M. Burton
`The Old Dovecote, Scarrington` 1926

A watercolour depicting an old dovecote in the village of Scarrington, Nottinghamshire by Frances Burton of Orston Hall, which is a nearby village. Scarrington is well known for its Forge which has a large pyramid of horseshoes outside which have been an attraction for many years. I dont know the exact location of this dovecote -obviously part of a farm complex, and I imagine long demolished. Doves were kept for supplies of meat and eggs in the winter, and I should imagine this one dates to the medieval period. There is one still standing in the nearby village of Sibthorpe which is of very similar construction, and one not far away at Thoroton. Once a common sight these buildings are now few and far between. Painting bears a Nottingham Museum and Art gallery label verso which would have been an exhibition label for the Nottingham Society of Artists - one of two paintings exhibited by this artist in the 1920`s. Nicely painted with careful attention to colour and detail. New Antique white mount and 1920`s style gilt frame
Miss Frances M. Burton was a landscape painter who exhibited 1927 -38 with the Nottingham Society of Artists. Lived at Orston Hall, Nottinghamshire.

Mediumwatercolour  Conditionvery good unfaded
 Image size 11.5 x 9.5 inches   Provenancesigned lower left
 Overall size17 x 15 inches 
Age1926 Price SOLD FEB 2015