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Alfred Sisley, Tournant du Loing en Eté
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TITLE:  Tournant du Loing en Eté
ARTIST:  Alfred Sisley (French, 1839–1899)
WORK DATE:  1890
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas
MARKINGS:  Signed and dated 1890
SIZE:  h: 60 x w: 81 cm / h: 23.6 x w: 31.9 in
STYLE:  Impressionism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Richard Nathanson Impressionist & 20th Century Art  +44 (0)20 8788 2718  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Sisley’s fascination with water, and his desire to fuse the timeless elements of water, land and sky into a quasi-abstract, mystical whole is nowhere more wonderfully demonstrated than in this major painting of a glorious, broad sweep of river dissolving into trees and sky, on a perfect summer’s day.

Sisley’s spirit seems to soar in this marvellously free and beautiful painting, as though his brush was moving in absolute harmony with the joyously uplifting Scherzo from Beethoven’s Septet:

It was this gay, singing phrase which captivated me, he told a friend, it called forth a response in me from the very beginning and I sing it continually, humming to myself as I work.

PROVENANCE:  François Depeaux, Rouen.
Depeaux sale, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris [May-June 1906, lot 69].
Durand-Ruel, Paris.
Depeaux, Rouen, Depeaux sale Hôtel Drouot, Paris [30.6.1921, lot 65].
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Acquired in 1957 by the family of the present owners.
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Richard Nathanson Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  François Daulte, Sisley Catalogue Raisonné, 1959. No. 740.
And in each of the below exhibition catalogues.
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Alfred Sisley, London, at David Carritt Ltd in association with Richard Nathanson, June-July 1981. The first Sisley exhibition in London for forty years.
Alfred Sisley, the first-ever Sisley museum retrospective, at:
The Royal Academy of Arts, London [July - October 1992].
Musée D’Orsay, Paris [October 1992 -January 1993].
The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore [March - June 1993].
Alfred Sisley, Von Der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany [September 2011 - January 2012]. The first Sisley retrospective museum exhibition in Germany.
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