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The Flood at Port Marly

Sisley, Alfred (painter)

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The Flood at Port Marly


Sisley, Alfred (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1839-1899]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 46.1 cm
width: 55.9 cm




given: Sykes, Stanley William 1958 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

bought from the artist by Messrs. Bernheim-Jeune, Paris; M. Hirsch, Paris, his sale, Hotel Drouot, 5-6 July 1912, lot 47; M. Btot; M. Rochecourt; M. de Rochekourte, Paris; Etienne Bignou, Paris; with Messrs. Knoedler, New York; with Alex Reid and Lefèvre, London, from whom bought by Captain Sykes, 1929


  1. signature
    Position: lower right
    Content: Sisley
  2. date
    Position: lower right
    Content: 76
  3. label
    Position: verso, frame
    Method: printed label, with inscribed numbers
    Content: Alex. Reid & Lefevre Ltd., (with title as above)
  4. number
    Position: verso, frame
    Interpretation: presumably stock numbers
  5. stencil
    Position: verso, canvas
    Content: Latouche, rue de Lafayette, Paris (dealer in artists' materials)
  6. label
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Method: numerous small labels, MS and printed
    Content: (bearing numbers which must be dealers' stock numbers, one repeated in blue chalk
  7. stamp
    Position: verso, stretcher
    Content: Douane


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 108]
  2. Daulte, François (1959) Alfred Sisley,
    [comments: no. 241]
  3. Goodison, J.W. (1960) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, French, German and Spanish, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 196-197]
    [comments: pl. 104]
  4. (1984) De Renoir à Vuillard Marly-Le-Roi, Louveciennes, Leurs environs..., [page: 126]
    [comments: reproduced, exhibition catalogue]
  5. (1988) French Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,
    [comments: reproduced]

Accession Number

PD.69-1958 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2971; Input Date: 2000-03-15 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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