Market Cross, Somerton. By Richard, E, Sturgeon

 

 Market Cross, Somerton

 

This artwork is another one that houses some element of debate. Although it was attributed to Sturgeon by the generous donator of this piece, there have since been some discussions as to whether it really is one of his paintings, with some suggesting there are differences on a stylistic level to his usual work that are uncharacteristic. However such a contention has never been resolved.


The subject of the artwork itself is much less contentious and is the Market Cross at Somerton. It was built in 1673 and is one of the most notable architectural features in the town as well as being a popular tourist spot for visitors.

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