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REF: 5011

Medium - Oil on Canvas

Size - 16" x 22" (41cm x 56cm)

Recto - Signed


Verso – Two old labels from different periods with different reference numbers that mention The Fine Art Society. The older label is not particularly legible but shows Ref No: 29051. The second label states “The Fine Art Society, no:  3269, date January 1969. Pastoral. Sir Alfred East RA”


The labels appear to indicate that the artwork was exhibited at The Fine Art Society in London on two separate occasions with the earlier one quite possibly being the Sir Alfred East Memorial Exhibition in 1918.



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Condition – Excellent

The Shepherd (A Pastoral Scene) 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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