Artist Lloyd Mifflin (1846 – 1921) spent most of his life in Columbia, Lancaster County. This close proximity to the Susquehanna River provided Mifflin with the opportunity to study the waterway throughout the changing seasons. “An Autumn Afternoon” captures the beauty of a sunny fall day in Pennsylvania. For his location, Mifflin chose the bank opposite of a ridge with colorful foliage from the skyline to the water’s edge.
Lloyd Mifflin has the largest representation of any artist in the fine art collection. The Mifflin collection includes work he created during a European Grand Tour as well as portraits and landscapes. The largest portion of the Mifflin collection was donated to the museum by Grace and Loretta Minich in 1962.