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Georges Clairin - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Armand Point - Peacock Casket
Camille Alaphilippe - Woman with Monkey
Aristide  Maillol - Seated female nude with her left hand on her head. Study for The Mediterranean
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse - The Struggle for Life vase
Léon  Lhermitte - Les Halles
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
Jean Carriès - My Portrait
Emile Gallé - Two-handled vase
Georges-Henri Lemaire - Silence or Immortality
Charles-Alexandre Giron - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne
Paul Sérusier - Tricoteuse au bas rose
Pierre-Auguste  Renoir - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières
Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
Pierre Bonnard - Conversation à Arcachon
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat - Dish : The judgment of Paris
Joseph-Marius Avy  - Bal blanc
Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
Maurice Denis - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec
Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dagger : algues
 Baccarat Factory - Vase à décor de cactus
Emile Gallé - Commode, Le Sang d'Arménie
 Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory - Round dish. Rousseau dinner service
Félix  Vallotton - Femme au bouquet
Emmanuel Frémiet - Le pélican gastronome
George Desvallières - Portrait de Mademoiselle Yvonne Robiquet
Léonard Agathon - Deux esquisses pour le Jeu de l'Echarpe

The Church at Moret (Evening)

Paris, 1839 – Moret-sur-Loing, 1899
Oil on canvas
101 x 82 cm

An impressionist from the early days, mainly attracted by the landscapes of Ile de France, the British painter Alfred Sisley always worked near to the places where he lived.

During the last years of his life, he chose to reside in Moret-sur-Loing, near to Fontainebleau forest.
He painted fifteen or so paintings of his village church at various times of day and in different seasons. The one on display here was executed on a fine evening in 1894. Based on the second floor of a house by Place de Moret, Sisley projected his visual impressions directly onto the canvas. The clear, bold colours applied in small strokes capture the fleeting effects of the evening light. The horizon line placed at the bottom leaves a wide surface area for the sky, which is azure blue with a pearly pink cloud.

Despite the spontaneity of this vision, in this painting we also find the architectonic rigour and search for depth that characterised all the painter’s compositions.
The City of Paris acquired this work when it was exhibited in 1896, at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts.

Inventory number: 
Inventory number : PPP00118
Acquisition details : Purchase, 1896
Room 8
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