Sir Alfred East

Golden Autumn

c.1900

Artist
Sir Alfred East 1844–1913
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1225 × 1530 mm
frame: 1905 × 1635 × 138 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Mildred Donald 1938
Reference
N04917

Display caption

East planned to exhibit this calm autumn landscape. He adopted a low horizon and painted at a large scale so it feels like the viewer could step into the scene. As with many of his landscape paintings, the scene is a generalised one, appealing to a broad audience. The title reveals his focus on mood and the season rather than place, although the trees and colours make it look like a very British autumn scene. East was one of the most acclaimed landscape painters of his time.

Gallery label, October 2020

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