Alfred Sisley

Original Prints: Lithographs


Alfred Sisley (1839 - 1899) may be considered as one of the founding figures of impressionism, and certainly one of its most steadfast proponents.

Having first met Renoir and Monet at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris where they were fellow students, he devoted a lifetime to exploring the rich resources of the impressionist canon.

Southeast of Paris, Sisley spent his last 20 years in the vicinity of Moret-sur-Loing. Although not a prolific printmaker, he produced several fine prints during the early 1890s that depicted the region in a pure impressionist style.

Alfred Sisley, Banks of the Loing river, lithograph

Bords du Loing, près de Saint-Mammès

Banks of the Loing, near Saint-Mammès

Delteil 5, Leymarie & Melot 5

lithograph, 1896, a fine impression in brown of the only known state

One of only two lithographs by the artist, this print masterfully captures the atmosphere of the riverfront at the approaching sunset.


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