Sir Alfred East

Golden Autumn

c.1900

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1225 x 1530 mm
frame: 1905 x 1635 x 138 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Mildred Donald 1938
Reference
N04917

Display caption

Alfred East was one of the most acclaimed academic landscape painters of the late Victorian and Edwardian era. He usually worked on a large scale, as exemplified by this exhibition picture, paid great attention to detail, and almost invariably adopted a low horizon. East’s landscapes were usually generalised ones, and appealed to a wide audience. The title reveals his focus on mood and season rather than topography and the site represented in Golden Autumn has not been identified.

Gallery label, February 2016

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