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The Seine at Bougival  1876

by Alfred Sisley

In 1876 Sisley repeatedly depicted the stretch of river around Bougival, a resort town along the Seine just west of Paris. This view, with a woman and child sitting on the grass near the placid water, captures the quiet beauty of the landscape. As one writer noted, "The trees form the most agreeable pattern… one can walk on lawns fresh and gentle to the feel, veritable car...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art