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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.206
People
Alfred Sisley, British (Paris 1839 - 1899 Moret-sur-Loing)
Title
The Bridge at Villeneuve-La-Garenne
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Le Pont de Conflans a Moret / Pont sur la Marne
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1872
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
51.8 x 61 cm (20 3/8 x 24 in.)
framed: 63 x 72 cm (24 13/16 x 28 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Sisley
Provenance
Alfred Sisley, sold; to [Durand-Ruel, Paris] (1872-1928), sold; to [Alexander Reid, Glasgow],(1928); [Reid and Lefevre], London, sold; to [Etienne Bignou, Paris], 1929. Émile Laffon, Paris. [Wildenstein and Co., New York], sold; to Grenville L. WInthrop (1939-1942) gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1942.

Notes:

Per archivist at Reid and Lefevre (see correspondence in curatorial file), Bignou and Reid and Lefevre were affiliated.
Winthrop paid $12,500.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.206
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Arsène Alexandre, "La Collection E. L.", La Renaissance (October 1933 - November 1933), vol. XVI, p. 182, repr. p. 190

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 7

François Daulte, "Decouverte de Sisley", Connaissance des Arts (February 1957), no. 60, repr. p. 49

François Daulte, Alfred Sisley Catalogue Raisonne de l'Oeuvre Peint, Editions Durand-Ruel (Paris, France, 1959), no. 38, repr. in b/w

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), pp. 65-66, cat. 28, ill.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 129, repr. as no. 338

Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 20-21

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), no. 130, pp. 310-311, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 130, pp. 318-319, repr. in color

Exhibition History

Sisley, Durand-Ruel [New York], New York, 01/08/1921 - 01/22/1921

Sisley, Durand-Ruel [New York], New York, 04/19/1927 - 05/03/1927

Tableaux de Sisley, Durand-Ruel Paris, Paris, 02/22/1930 - 03/13/1930

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

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