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REF: 5022

Medium – Watercolour on paper

Size - 8½" x 12” (21cm x 30cm)

Verso – Old label from Lady East that reads “Pondside View in the Evening by Sir Alfred East. R.A. Purchased from Lady East”. The label is signed by Lady East.

A letter of authenticity dated 1918 from the William Dennis Gallery, Canada, stating that the painting was purchased from Lady East.



Recently identified as the pond and white house located in the Village of Upton Grey, Hampshire, England. Both the pond and white house have changed very little to this day. Upton Grey was the home of the journalist and art critic Charles Home, a good friend of Sir Alfred East and where East would often stay. Charles Holme also accompanied East on his trip to Japan in 1889.



COA and old label verso


Condition – Excellent

Pondside View in the Evening (Upton Grey) by Sir Alfred East

  • Sir Alfred East was born in Kettering in Northamptonshire, England in 1844. Born into a family of shoemakers, Alfred East studied art at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Sir Alfred East's landscapes are heavily influenced by the French Barbizon school of painters and to many he was considered to be the greatest living landscape painter of his time.

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