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REF: 5020

Medium – Watercolour on paper

Size - 19½" x 26” (50cm x 66cm)


Verso – Old label that reads “This work painted by Sir Alfred East R.A. was in my possession at the time of his death. It was included in the Memorial Exhibition held at The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London, in July 1918 under the title ’Scarborough’ Signed Annie East”



Painted in the style of JMW Turner and using a similar composition to JMW Turner's Scarborough painting, this stunning artwork remained in the private collection of Sir Alfred East and Mrs Annie East.


Sir Alfred East Memorial Exhibition at The Fine Art Society, London. July 1918

E H Hare, Esq., Birmingham.

Christie's, Sale, 28 May 1923.


Condition – Excellent

Scarborough 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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