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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.


Specifications

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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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..