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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ATLANTA

Alfred Sisley
GARDEUSE D'OIES AUX SABLONS
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ATLANTA

Alfred Sisley
GARDEUSE D'OIES AUX SABLONS
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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Alfred Sisley
1839 - 1899
GARDEUSE D'OIES AUX SABLONS
Stamped Sisley. (lower right)
Pastel on card laid down on board
10 5/8 by 15 3/4 in.
27 by 40 cm
Executed circa 1885-95.
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This work will be included in the new edition of the Catalogue Raisonné of Alfred Sisley by François Daulte now being prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau for the Comité Alfred Sisley.

Provenance

Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, November 18, 1989, lot 9
Private Collection (acquired in London in 1990 and sold: Christie's, London, February 3, 2010, lot 294)
Robert & Elizabeth Haskell, Martinsville, Virginia (acquired at the above sale and sold by the estate: Sotheby's, New York, November 5, 2014, lot 394)
Acquired at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Relocating from Moret to Les Sablons in the mid-1880s, Sisley found this quiet landscape ideally suited for his increasing production of pastels, a medium he then favored for its relative affordability and its commercial appeal. He experienced great and immediate success, convincingly articulating his superior mastery of the medium. The resulting images remain some of the most highly regarded and widely collected of all his 1880s and 1890s output.

Increasingly focused on working in series, Sisley created a small but brilliant group of images featuring geese as well as goose girls, figures which imbued his characteristically vacant rural settings with human presence (see lot 381). He rendered these images in all seasons and at every time of day, expressing impressive range in his depiction of vivid skies, from "absolutely limpid summer blues gaining in density towards the zenith, to skies as vehement as any in Van Gogh or Vlaminck" (Richard Shone, Sisley, London, 1992, p. 135).

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