The Seine at Port-Marly, Piles of Sand

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1875

Artist:

Alfred Sisley
French, 1839-1899

About this artwork

Of all the landscapes Alfred Sisley painted in and around Marly-le-Roi, where he lived from 1875 to 1878, this scene of workers dredging sand to facilitate barge traffic is perhaps the most original. Generally, the Impressionists showed the Seine River as a place of weekend leisure for Parisians, painting activities such as boating, yachting, promenading, and dining. Sisley depicted the river during the workweek, along with some of the men who depended on it for their livelihood.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 201

Artist

Alfred Sisley

Title

The Seine at Port-Marly, Piles of Sand

Origin

France

Date

1875

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: Sisley. 75

Dimensions

21 7/16 × 29 in. (54.5 × 73.7 cm)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1177

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