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The Canal du Loing

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  • Ruth Wilcock asked

    What are the sizes of the two sketches by Alfred Sisley that are on your website, please?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Ruth, you can find this information on the object page, under 'specifications' > 'show all details'. All the best, Rianne


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In 1880, Sisley settled in Moret-sur-Loing, a town close to Fontainebleau. This drawing relates to a painting from 1884 showing a view of the Canal du Loing. This sheet was probably part of a sketchbook from the period 1883-85, in which Sisley recorded the compositions of his completed paintings.

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Title The Canal du Loing
Material and technique Black chalk
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 119 mm
Width 187 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Alfred Sisley
Accession number F II 143 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 39 and 49 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
Selectie Impressionisten van Manet tot Cézanne (2017)
De Collectie Twee - wissel VII, Prenten & Tekeningen (2010)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Alfred Sisley

Parijs 1839 - Moret-sur-Loing 1899

Alfred Sisley's father, of British descent, had acquired his wealth in the silk trade. He sent his son to England in 1857 to become an apprentice merchant....

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