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Alfred Sisley

Autumn: Banks of the Seine near Bougival

Artist

Alfred Sisley
Paris 1839 – Moret-sur-Loing, France, 1899

Title

Autumn: Banks of the Seine near Bougival

Date

1873

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

46.3 x 61.8 cm

Credits

Adaline Van Horne Bequest, inv. 1945.924

Collection

Western Art

This painting was executed one year prior to the historic first exhibition of the Impressionists in the gallery of the photographer Nadar where it was shown. Sisley was then working in Louveciennes and its environs, where he had spent more than a year producing an abundance of works of a quality not always found in his subsequent painting. His sensitive perception enabled him to note the subdued harmony of colours of this autumnal day and to capture its glowing luminosity.

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