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Snow at Louveciennes
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Snow at Louveciennes

Circa 1874

Alfred Sisley (1839 - 1899)

Oil on canvas

Depth: 9.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 63.5 cm ( frame ); Width: 73.1 cm ( frame ); Height: 46.3 cm ( canvas ); Width: 55.8 cm ( canvas );

Inscription
Signed, bottom right & recto, Sisley

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932
P.1932.SC.409

About this work
Louveciennes lies about sixteen kilometres west of Paris. Sisley painted many views of and around this village in the 1870s, and Monet and Pissarro also worked there. In this view, a light coat of snow covers the unpaved road, the roofs of the houses and the wooded hills in the background. The muted tones give the scene a soft atmospheric effect evocative of an overcast winter’s day. (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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