Alfred Sisley

Washerwomen, near Champagne

1882
Alfred Sisley, born to British parents, was raised in France. Based in Paris, he often sought to leave the bustling capital. By 1880 he settled not far from the forest of Fontainebleau. Instead of working in isolation like the Barbizon landscape painters before him, Sisley chose to position his easel across from a group of washerwomen on the riverbank of Champagne-sur-Seine. With his delicate brushwork and masterly sense of tone, he captured an unassuming and tranquil scene touched by modernity.
Title
Washerwomen, near Champagne
Date
1882
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
48.9 x 72.4 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1914
Accession number
818