Frank Anderson (1844-1891)

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  • FRANK ANDERSON (1844-1891)

  • Gathering Leaves, 1883
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 1/4 x 15 5/16 inches
  • Signed and dated 1883, lower left

Works such as Gathering Leaves are testaments to Anderson's inherent talent for depicting the natural world. The inherent grandeur of the autumnal trees is underscored by the canvas’s vertical orientation, and the palette vibrates with warm hues of red, orange and brown. The two figures in the middle ground both reference the scale of the scene while adding a rustic narrative. Through the brush of fallen leaves and undergrowth a stream flows languidly in the foreground, drawing the viewer's eye through the scene. One can easily see the beauty of Anderson's careful observation and attention to detail.

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