Lot 139
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Alfred Sisley

400,000 - 600,000 USD
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  • Alfred Sisley
  • Coucher de soleil, La route de Versailles à Chavilles
  • Signed Sisley. (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 19 7/8 by 25 7/8 in.
  • 50.5 by 65.7 cm


Dr. Joseph Joal, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)
Louise Rebel, Paris (acquired from the above in 1902)
Bernard Lorenceau, Paris
M. Farra, Paris
Sale: Crédit Municipal de Paris, November 29, 1967
Hammer Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Mrs. Phillip D. Armour, Lake Forest, Illinois
Trosby Galleries, Inc., Palm Beach
Private Collection, Canada (acquired from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, November 4, 2004, lot 215)
Acquired at the above sale


Paris, Crédit Municipal de Paris, Tableaux Modernes, 1967, no. 20

Catalogue Note

As the artist once stated, "Objects should be painted with their own texture, moreover—and above all—they should be bathed in light just as they are in nature. That's what has to be achieved. The sky must be the means of doing so (the sky cannot be a mere background). On the contrary, it not only helps to add depth through its planes (for the sky has planes just as the ground does), it also gives movement through its shape, and by its arrangement in relation to the effect or composition of the picture" (as quoted in Richard Shone, Sisley, London, 1992, pp. 219-20).