Frank Anderson (1844-1891)

  • FRANK ANDERSON (1844-1891)
  • Evening, 1885
  • Oil on canvas
  • 15 1/8 x 24 ¼ inches
  • Signed F. Anderson and dated ’85 at lower left

Works such as Evening are testaments to Anderson's natural talent for portraying the natural world. Painted at a time of transition from day to night, Anderson's technique masterfully echoes the backlit shadows and a luminous sky lit up by the dying embers of a sun that has set just past the horizon. The lone figure in the middle ground—a common trope for Anderson—offers scale, context, and a light narrative to the composition.

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