Watering Place at Marly  1875

by Alfred Sisley

In 1875 Alfred Sisley moved to the village of Marly-le-Roi, where in the 1600s King Louis XIV had built an elegant country retreat. The artist’s home on the rue de l’Abreuvoir flanked the pool, or “watering place,” featured on the left of this canvas. The pool was all that remained of the water gardens that had been part of the king’s park. [br] Sisley remained faithful t...
15 7/16 × 22 1/8 in. (39.5 × 56.2 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago