An Autumn Morning, Anacapri

An Autumn Morning, Anacapri, 1883
Edward Trevor (1856-1885)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 02118
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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An Autumn Morning, Anacapri

This picture shows the influence of French Impressionism. At the centre of the picture a couple are seated on a broad expanse of luminous beach. Beyond them a few well-dressed figures are promenading, and the turquoise sea laps on the pebbled shore. This quiet picture describes an idyllic vision of life at the seaside at an exclusive resort in the late nineteenth century.

The title of the painting calls the location ‘Anacapri’, which is a comune on the island of Capri, in Naples, Italy. The painting was previously thought to be titled ‘An Autumn Morning, Ancarncan’, which gave little clue as to the location depicted in the painting.

Edward Trevor was born in Shropshire, one of a family of painters, and was inspired by the landscapes of Cornwall, France and Italy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1885.

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