La Route de Gennevilliers, 1872

by Alfred Sisley


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DIMENSIONS: (unframed)15.2 x 18.1 in./ 38.5 x 46.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas


Catalogue No: 5193 Categories: ,

Painted in 1872, this sunlit summer scene depicts the stone and cast-iron suspension bridge that leads into Villeneuve-la-Garenne, a small village on the left bank of the Seine a few miles upstream from Sisley’s home at Louveciennes. The bridge had been opened in 1844, connecting Villeneuve-la-Garenne to Saint-Denis on the opposite bank and ending the village’s relative isolation. One could now travel north from Paris to Saint-Denis, a distance of only seven kilometers, and then cross the bridge (which rested on the island of Saint-Denis) to reach Villeneuve. The picturesque village quickly became a popular spot for Parisian day trippers and vacationers, as well as serving as a river port for the nearby town of Gennevilliers.


Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, 10 August 1872)
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the above, 24 February 1899)
Ernest Cognacq, Paris
A. Bergaud, Paris; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris 1 and 2 March 1920, lot 58
Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
Fernand Javal, Paris (acquired from the above, 1935)
Private Collection, Paris (by descent from the above) sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 11 November 1999, lot 101
Christie’s, New York, 8th May 2013, Lot 4


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Paris, Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Sisley , May-June, 1939, no. 5
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie, Alfred Sisley, May-September 1957, no.7



F. Daulte, Alfred Sisley: Catalogue raisonne de l’oeuvre peint, Lausanne, 1959, no. 36 (illustrated)
M.A. Stevens, ed., Alfred Sisley,, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1992, pp. 108, 110, 112



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