Eric Sloane : Pen and Ink Illustrations of the Four Seasons

Here is the last of the four seasons depicted by Eric Sloane, N.A. in a series of pen and ink illustrations new to the gallery – Autumn. Those who know Eric’s works well will recognize this as a familiar scene for the artist in both illustrations and in oils. The old wheelbarrow parked under the apple tree, gathering the last of the apples the tree has to offer. Usually, as in this illustration, there are apples to be seen on the ground about the wheelbarrow, suggesting, perhaps, that the wheelbarrow was more or less parked under the tree to catch the last of the falling apples.