Four Geese by the River

Alfred Sisley British

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In the 1880s and 90s, Sisley increasingly employed the medium of pastel. With minimal detail, this example emphasizes the horizontal bands of striated color, alternating blue and green, between the sky, the river, and the land on either side. Against this background, stand the four geese, a motif that the artist returned to repeatedly during his late career.

Four Geese by the River, Alfred Sisley (British, Paris 1839–1899 Moret-sur-Loing), Pastel on heavy cream paper

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