Medium: Oil on canvas
Size without the frame: 98.5cm x 126.5cm (38.75” x 49.75”)
Recto - Signed
Verso - The canvas is affixed to a Masonite board
The painting was originally exhibited by Sir Alfred East at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1910. The painting was purchased from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1910 and has remained in the same family ever since. The painting has not been seen in public since it was originally purchased in 1910.
Condition – Very Good. Some conservation inpainting and craquelure. The canvas is affixed to a Masonite board. The painting has been sealed with a UV protective varnish.
The Morning Moon by Sir Alfred East (1844 - 1913)
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.