The Watering Pond at Marly with Hoarfrost (Translation)
L'Abreuvoir à Marly - Gelée Blanche (Primary Title)

Alfred Sisley, English, active in France, 1839 - 1899 (Artist)

oil on canvas
Unframed: 14 7/8 × 21 5/8 in. (37.78 × 54.93 cm)
Framed: 21 3/4 × 28 5/8 in. (55.25 × 72.71 cm)
Not on view
Sisley lived in Marly-le-Roi, approximately nine miles outside Paris, from 1875 to 1877. He painted twelve views of the watering pond there – a remnant of the 17th-century system of aqueducts, pools, and fountains that provided the landscape setting for the Chateau de Marly, the country retreat of Louis XIV. By the time Sisley moved to Marly, the chateau had been demolished, and the pond functioned as a place for washing clothes and watering horses. Sisley’s interest in varying light and weather conditions and in the ordinary activities of daily life is characteristic of the Impressionists. Sisley remained true to Impressionist ideals throughout his career despite his failure to attain the economic success of his peers.
Signed and dated lower right: "Sisley 76"
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
2019-2020: "Van Gogh Monet Degas, The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", Palazzo Zabarella, Padua, Italy, October 26, 2019 - March 1, 2020

2019: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019

2018-2019: "Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 17 - July 15, 2018; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 22 - September 22, 2019

Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899): Impressionist Master, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, January 21 – May 21, 2017; Hôtel de Caumont, Centre d’Art, Aix-en-Provence, June 10 – October 8, 2017

Alfred Sisley, von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, September 11, 2011 - January 29, 2012

Alfred Sisley: Poet of Impressionism, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, February 17 - May 19, 2002; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, June 6 - September 15, 2002; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, October 9, 2002 - January 5, 2003

Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, September 19, 1998 - January 3, 1999; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, January 20 - May 2, 1999; Brooklyn Museum of Art, May 27 - August 29, 1999

Sisley, Master Impressionist, Royal Academy of Arts, London, July 1 - October 18, 1992; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, October 26, 1992 - February 7, 1993; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, March 14 - June 13, 1993

French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 17 - May 1, 1966
Stevens, MaryAnne et. al. Alfred Sisley: Impressionist Master. Exh. Cat. Paris: Éditions Hazan ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017. p. 121, color illus. detail on p. 120.

Marc Henri Tellier, François Depeaux (1853-1920) le cherbonnier et les impressionistes (Quincampoix, France: Marc Henri Tellier, 2010) p. 279, no. 463, color ill. p. 212.

Gerhard Finckh, Alfred Sisley der wahre Impressionist (Wuppertal, Germany: von der Heydt-Museum, 2011) color ills. pp. 54, 74, 139.

Monet la Senna le ninfee Il grande fiume e il nuovo secolo exhibition catalogue (Veneto, Italy: Linea d'ombra libri SRL, 2004) b&w ill. p. 73.

Alfred Sisley Poète de l'impressionnisme exhibition catalogue (Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2002) cat. no. 34, pp. 176-177, 275, 384-385, color ill. p. 177.

Alfred Sisley Poeta del Impresionismo exhibition catalogue (Madrid: Fundación Collección Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2002) pp. 200, 426, cat. 33, color ill. p. 201.

Alfred Sisley exhibition catalogue (Ferrara, Italy: Ferrara Arte S.p.A, 2002) cat. no. 28, p. 186, color ill. p. 187.

Charles S. Moffett et al, Impressionists in Winter Effets de Neige exhibition catalogue (Washington, DC: The Phillips Collection, in association with Philip Wilson Publishers, 1998) pp. 178-179, 217, cat. no. 52, color ill. p. 179.

Richard Shone, Sisley (London: Phaidon Press, 1992) p. 87, ill. no. 56.

MaryAnne Stevens, ed., Alfred Sisley exhibition catalogue (New Haven & London: Yale University, 1992) pp. 172-173, cat. no. 42.

Pinkney Near, French Paintings: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985), 86-87.

Pinkney Near, "French Paintings in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon," Apollo (December, 1985), 458.

Linda Walters, "The West Wing: A Grand Tradition Continued," Arts in Virginia 23 no. 1 (1982-83), 33

John Rewald, French Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1966) no. 76, p. 90

Francois Daulte, Alfred Sisley, Lausanne, 1959, no. 244
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