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Un verger au printemps, By

Alfred Sisley (in 1881)

This painting is more expressive than the majority of Impressionist works of the period: notice the crooked lines of the tree branches, the vehement dashes with which the grass (left) is rendered. The scene evokes a lost idyllic world.


Title Un verger au printemps, By
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 13
Dimensions (general) Width : 72 cm
Height : 54 cm
Makers Artist: Alfred Sisley
Accession number 2615 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Age maker About 42 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
Alles kids (2016)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Around Monet (2013)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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All about the maker

Alfred Sisley

Parijs 1839 - Moret-sur-Loing 1899

Alfred Sisley's father, of British descent, had acquired his wealth in the silk trade. He sent his son to England in 1857 to become an apprentice merchant. Sisl..