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Watering Place at Marly

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

In 1875 Alfred Sisley moved to the village of Marly-le-Roi, where in the 1600s King Louis XIV had built an elegant country retreat. The artist’s home on the rue de l’Abreuvoir flanked the pool, or “watering place,” featured on the left of this canvas. The pool was all that remained of the water gardens that had been part of the king’s park.

Sisley remained faithful to landscape subjects throughout his career, spending most of his life painting in the villages along the Seine River, in the region referred to as the cradle of Impressionism.

Status

On View, Gallery 201

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Alfred Sisley

Title

Watering Place at Marly

Origin

France

Date

1875

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Sisley. 75

Dimensions

15 7/16 × 22 1/8 in. (39.5 × 56.2 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Clive Runnells

Reference Number

1971.875

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