1849 - 1913
River Landscape

Watercolour on paper, dated 1880, and signed
Image size: 9 x 13 inches (23 x 30 cm)
Hand made gilt frame

Sir Alfred East was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire and, after his time at the Glasgow School of Art, studied in Paris under Adolphe-William Bouguereau before settling in London in 1873.

His distinctive palette of pale browns and greens and idealisation of the landscape show the influence of the French Barbizon painters, who perceived the countryside in the form of an escape from urban banality. East travelled extensively in France, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Japan.