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, 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.

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European Painting and Sculpture

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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