Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Alfred Sisley – part 1


Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899) Impressionist landscape painter, born in Paris of expatriate English parents (but had a French grandmother). Was sent to London for four years to prepare for a commercial career. Then turned to painting and in 1862 entered the studio of Gleyre, where he met Renoir, Monet and Bazille. He and his friends left about five months later and began to paint out of doors, directly from nature, in the region of Paris and in the Forest of Fontainebleau. Exhibited with the Impressionists in 1874, 1876, 1877 and 1882, and had his first one-man exhibition at La Vie Moderne, Paris, in 1883. 

After working at Louveciennes, Marly-le-Roi, Sèvres and elsewhere on the outskirts of Paris, he settled in 1880 near Moret-sur-Loing, and painted  most of his late works there. Also worked in Britain in 1874 (especially around Hampton Court) and 1897 (the coast near Cardiff). He received little recognition in his lifetime and from 1871, when his father was no longer able to support him, spent much of his life in poverty. Died at Moret-sur-Loing


This is part 1 of a 12-part series on the works of Alfred Sisley:

1864-65c Lane near a Small Town
oil on canvas 45 x 59.5 cm
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

1865 Avenue of Chestnut Trees near La Celle-Saint-Cloud
oil on canvas 125 x 205 cm
Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

1866 Street of Marlotte
oil on canvas 65.2 x 92.2 cm
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1866 Village Street in Marlotte
oil on canvas 50 x 91.4 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1867 Avenue of Chestnut Trees near La Celle-Saint-Cloud
oil on canvas 95 x 122.2 cm
Southampton City Art Gallery, UK

"Still Life with Heron" by Alfred Sisley was painted alongside artist Frederic Bazille, whose version of the same still life is from a slightly different angle:

Alfred Sisley: 1867 Still Life with Heron
oil on canvas 81 x 100 cm
Musée Fabre, Montpelier, France

Frederic Bazille: 1867 The Heron
oil on canvas 97.5 x 78 cm
Private Collection

1868 Path near the Parc de Courances
oil on canvas 40 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1869 View of Montmartre from the Cite des Fleurs, Les Batignolles
oil on canvas 70 X 117 cm
Musée de Grenoble, France

1870 Barges on the St Martin Canal
oil on canvas
Oskar Reinhart Art Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland

1870 Rural Guardsman in the Fountainbleau Forest
oil on canvas 78 x 63.5 cm
 Private Collection

1870 View of the Canal St. Martin
 oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1870-71c Early Snow at Louveciennes
oil on canvas 54.9 x 73.7 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1870-71c Early Snow at Louveciennes study
pastel 18.3 x 30 cm
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

1872 Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1872 Bords de Seine, pres de Ile Saint-Denis
oil on canvas 46 x 65 cm
 Private Collection

1872 Boulevard Heloise, Argenteuil
oil on canvas 39.5 x 59.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1872 Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne
oil on canvas 49.5 x 65.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1872 Drying Nets
oil on canvas 42 x 65 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

1872 Flood at Port-Marly
oil on canvas 46.4 x 61 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1872 Flood at Port-Marly
oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1872 Footbridge at Argenteuil
oil on canvas 38 x 60 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1872 Kitchen Garden
oil on canvas 50.2 x 65.7 cm
 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

1872 Louveciennes in the Snow
oil on canvas 50.8 x 73 cm
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1872 Princesse Street in Louveciennes
oil on canvas 54 x 38 cm
Philips Collection, Washington, DC

1872 Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood
oil on canvas 73 x 80 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1872 Square in Argenteuil
oil on canvas 46.5 x 66 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1872 The Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne
oil on canvas 49.5 x 65.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1872 The Bridge at Villeneuve-La-Garenne
oil on canvas  51.8 x 61 cm
Harvard Art Museums, MA

1872 The Canal Saint-Martin
oil on canvas 38 x 46 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1872 The Island of Saint-Denis
oil on canvas 51 x 65 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1872 The Road from Gennevilliers
oil on canvas 38 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1872 The Road from Mantes to Choisy-le-Roi
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1872 The Route from Saint-Germain to Marly
oil on canvas 46.4 x 61 cm
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

1872 The Seine at Argenteuil
oil on canvas 50 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1872 The Seine at Bougival in Winter
oil on canvas

1872 The Seine at Bougival
oil on canvas 50 x 61 cm
Private Collection

1872 The Seine at Bougival
oil on canvas 50.8 x 65.5 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1872 The Seine near Argenteuil
oil on canvas 46 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1872 Villeneuve-la-Garenne ( aka Village on the Seine )
oil on canvas 59 x 80.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

1872 Voisins to Louveciennes
oil on canvas 38 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1872c La Grand Rue, Argenteuil
oil on canvas 65 x 46 cm
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK

1873 A Turn in the Road
oil on canvas 54.5 x 64.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1873 Apple Trees in Flower, Spring Morning
oil on canvas 50 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1873 Autumn - Banks of the Seine near Bougival
oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada

1873 Autumn in Louveciennes
oil on canvas 38 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1873 Chemin de la Machine, Louveciennes
oil on canvas 54 x 73 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1873 Factory in the Flood, Bougival
oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm
Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark

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