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Alfred Sisley: Matinée d’octobre près de Port-Marly (c1876)

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ALFRED SISLEY (1839-1899), Matinée d’octobre près de Port-Marly, signed ‘Sisley.’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 18 3/8 x 21 3/8 in. (46.5 x 54.3 cm.) Painted circa 1876, Image Source: Christie’s

“Painted following the First Impressionist Exhibition in April 1874—which had opened the eyes of the public to the revolutionary Impressionist aesthetic—and around the time of its second iteration which helped cement the validity of its new, modern terminology,Matinée d’octobre près de Port-Marlypays fitting homage to the movement’s pursuit of paintingen plein air. Determined to capture the fleeting, atmospheric beauty of the cool, early morning light, one can almost imagine Sisley waking early in order to secure the perfect location from which to paint—dismissing the icy autumn chill which must have no doubt plagued his fingers as he began to work the canvas.”

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