Alfred Sisley
The garden of Hoschedé. Montgeron. 1881

This small landscape with its poignant mood demonstrates the ease and freedom of Alfred Sisley's painting technique. The garden shown in the picture belonged to Ernest Hoschedé, the head of a trading firm, who was one of the first admirers, commissioners and collectors of Impressionist art. Sisley and Monet worked regularly at Montgeron in the 1870s and early 1880s.

Alfred Sisley

1839–1899