Arts Everyday Living: Along the Timeless Seine–Views of an Impressionist & an Adopted Parisian

Alfred Sisley, The Seine at Bougival, 1872, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born to British parents but spent most of his life in France. American Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919) was known as the “Parisian from Philadelphia” and like Sisley, made France the center of his art world.  Both of them created riverscapes along the Seine, so calming and detached from the nearby urban bustle of Paris.

 

Julius Le Blanc Stewart, Quiet Day on the Seine, oil on canvas, 1880, Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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