'British by nationality, although he was born in Paris and spent almost all his life in France, Alfred Sisley settled at Voisins, a village near Louveciennes in Seine-et-Oise, in 1871. That is probably where he painted this fog effect with a hint of a fence in the background, foliage on the left, a tree with twisted branches on the right beneath which a crouching woman seems to be picking flowers.'
Fog, Voisins by Alfred SisleyMusée d’Orsay, Paris
'Flooding early in the spring of 1872 drew Sisley to Port--Marly, a village on the Seine near Louveciennes, the artist's home.'
Flood at Port-Marly by Alfred SisleyNational Gallery of Art, Washington DC
'Alfred Sisley's Snow at Louveciennes captures the silence and serenity of snowfall in a village.'
Snow at Louveciennes by Alfred SisleyThe Phillips Collection
'The bare trees are rapidly brushed in with the loose handling that is so characteristic of Sisley and his fellow Impressionist landscape painters.'
Rue de la Princesse, Winter (Rue de la princesse, l'hiver) by Alfred SisleyThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
'The painting's broken strokes of brilliant color and the impressionistic brushstrokes that serve as figures would have defined it as a rough sketch, but Sisley judged it complete and presented it as a beautiful finished work.'
The Road from Versailles to Saint-Germain by Alfred SisleyThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'Sisley was less successful at selling his work than artists like Claude Monet or Auguste Renoir, and struggled financially throughout his career.'
Orchard in Spring, By by Alfred SisleyMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen
'Continuing financial difficulties quickly brought him back to the Paris area, first to Louveciennes, then Marly. After 1880, he settled in the Moret-sur-Loing area, where he remained until his death.'
The Loing at Saint-Mammès by Alfred SisleyMuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux