Sunday, July 22, 2007


Painted by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) born in Paris from English parents. Sisley was an Impressionist but was overshadowed by Monet and Renoir. After he went to London in 1871 with Claude Monet, he was influenced by Turner and even Constable.

Among Sisley's best known works are Street in Moret-sur-Loing and Sand Heaps, both owned by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bridge at Moret-sur-Loing shown at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Compared with that of his colleagues, Sisley's development was neither complex nor dramatic ; the personality his work exudes is reticent and sober, marked by some typically English severity that his French colleagues did not share. This picture fetched however $ 99,960 at a sale in 1963.

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