• Title: Meadow
  • Creator: Alfred Sisley
  • Date Created: 1875
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 54.9 x 73 cm (21 5/8 x 28 3/4 in.) framed: 79.7 x 98.7 x 10.2 cm (31 3/8 x 38 7/8 x 4 in.)
  • Provenance: Armand-François-Paul des Frisches, Comte Doria [1824-1896], Paris; (his sale, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 4 May 1899, no. 224); purchased by (Durand-Ruel, New York and Paris); sold 1900 to (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris). Jules Strauss [1861-1943], Paris; (Strauss sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 3 May 1902, no. 60); purchased by Joubert, possibly for (Galeries Georges Petit, Paris)[1] Senator Antonio Santamarina, Buenos Aires, by 1933;[2] sold 1957 to (Wildenstein and Co., New York);[3] by whom sold 4 October 1957 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[4] bequest 1970 to NGA. [1] Joubert is recorded as purchaser in an annotated copy of sales catalogue in NGA curatorial files, and in the _Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot_. Galerie Georges Petit according to Françoise Daulte, _Alfred Sisley, Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre peint_, Lausanne, 1959, no. 190. [2] Santamarina lent _Meadow_ (_La Prairie_) to an exhibition in Buenos Aires in 1933. It was included in the 3-5 October 1955 sale of the Santamarina collection held at Adolfo Bullrich Y Cia in Buenos Aires, no. 79. [3] Wildenstein date and source of acquisition according to letter dated 14 December 1998, in NGA curatorial files. [4] Receipt dated 4 October 1957 from Wildenstein to Mrs. Bruce, in NGA curatorial files.
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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