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Paintings by Alfred Sisley

Flood at Port-Marly by Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley's 1876 painting Flood at Port-Marly may have been included in the Impressionists third exhibition. The catalogue of the third exhibition lists the entry Inondations, and the critic Charles Bigot mentions two works depicting floods by Alfred Sisley, but neither have been identified.

Flood at Port-Marly -- with its nuanced, blue-gray palette -- serves to illustrate Alfred Sisley's command of the heavy, moisture-laden atmosphere and the clear reflections on the high, trembling waters.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.

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