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Colin Warden : The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright Scotland : Ltd Edition Art Print

Colin Warden : The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright Scotland : Ltd Edition Art Print

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COLIN WARDEN OBE, FRSA : THE TOLBOOTH, KIRKCUDBRIGHT

For sale we have a Signed Limited Edition Print by British artist Colin Warden OBE, FRSA showing the Tolbooth in the Scottish Town of Kirkcudbright. The print is limited to 12 impressions of which this is number 7. The print is signed, numbered and titled by the artist in pencil to the bottom margin of the print itself. There is also a signed certificate of authentication on the rear of the print. The print is double mounted and measures 41 x 37cm. The aperture measures 26.5 x 22.5 cm.

In very good clean condition with no damage. Please note that the pictures may show some reflection as the print is sealed in sellophane wrap and we were reluctant to remove it for photographing purposes.

Colin Warden
is a British artist who was born in 1944 and is an award winning artist with an incredible eye for detail. His paintings are almost photographic but that would be to belay the warmth and sense of mood and place that his work conveys.

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth
is a historic municipal building in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Built between 1627 and 1629 to serve the town as a centre of commercial administration, a meeting place for the council, and a prison, it was used for all these roles until the late eighteenth century when the council moved much of its business to new, larger premises they had constructed across the street; the tolbooth remained in use as a prison until the early nineteenth century, after which it remained in council ownership and was put to a variety of uses.

Amongst the people incarcerated in the tolbooth during its use as a prison were people accused of witchcraft, and as late as 1805 it was used to imprison a woman convicted of pretending to be a witch. It was also used to imprison Covenanters during the Killing Time of 1679–1688; in 1684 a crowd stormed the building, killing a guard and freeing the Covenanters held within. American naval hero John Paul Jones was held in the tolbooth in 1770, following his arrest on suspicion of homicide after a sailor under his command died following a flogging Jones had ordered.

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth was designated a Category A listed building in 1971. It was renovated in the 1990s, and is currently used as a visitor centre and art gallery.
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