About this artwork
In 1875 Alfred Sisley moved to the village of Marly-le-Roi, so named because Louis XIV built an elegant country retreat there. The artist lived on the rue de l’Abreuvoir, which flanked the pool 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. Of the original Impressionist group, Sisley remained most faithful to his early landscape subjects, spending most of his life painting in the villages along the Seine River, in the region referred to as the cradle of Impressionism.
- Alfred Sisley
- Watering Place at Marly
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower right: Sisley. 75
- 15 7/16 × 22 1/8 in. (39.5 × 56.2 cm)
- Gift of Mrs. Clive Runnells