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ALFRED SISLEY (1839-1899)

 
"Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
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<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
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<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
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<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover. "Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.  
<br>
<br>The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.    
<br>
<br>Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement. 
<br>
<br>The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover.
Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux188121 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.(54.18 x 73.03 cm) oil on canvas
Provenance
Durand-Ruel, Paris, acquired from the artist on 22nd August 1881
Durand-Ruel, New York
Durand-Ruel, Paris
Dr. Elias, Berlin, acquired from the above on 21st January 1925, Matthiessen, London
The Lefevre Gallery, Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd., London
E. J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam
Mrs. Bodmer, Zurich
Dr. Fritz Nathan, Zurich
Dr. Th. Tobler, Zurich, acquired from the above on 23rd November 1950
Private Collection, received as a gift from Dr. Tobler in December 1966
Sotheby’s, London, November 28, 1989, Lot 10
Private Collection, Switzerland
Literature
François Daulte, Alfred Sisley, Catalogue raisonné de l’Oeuvre peint, Lausanne 1959, no. 436, illustrated
"Apres-midi d'aout a Veneux," 1881 was painted in Veneux-Nadon, close to Moret-sur-Loing on the river Loing's left bank where Sisley lived from 1880-82. Landscape scenes such as this show the artist's keen observational sense and desire to show the atmospheric effects of changing light throughout the day.

The diffused light and its effects on the leaves and surface of the water are hallmarks of Impressionism. The jewel-like quality of the paint and light effects rank the scene among the finest examples of Sisley's work during this period.

Dr. Julius Elias was an early owner of this Alfred Sisley painting. A noted author and art historian and one of the earliest collectors of Impressionism in Germany, Dr. Elias collected the finest examples of Impressionism, which showcased the dynamic nature of the art movement.

The Tate Museum, London, has in its permanent collection a sister painting to the present work, titled "The Small Meadows in Spring" (1880). The Tate painting captures the same scene from a different perspective, during a different time of day, and with much more cloud cover.
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