Image
On loan from Tate: Purchased 1927, © 2000 Tate

In the early summer of 1877 Sisley moved to Sèvres, a suburb of Paris which was famous for its porcelain factory. As well as painting the town itself and its quays he also made a number of paintings of the bridge over the Seine. Five of these rapidly painted views are dated 1877, and it is probable that this work was painted at around the same time. The paintings are characterised by a fresh, breezy atmosphere coupled with the portrayal of diverse riverside activities. In this case Sisley has depicted people fishing.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1839 - 1899
Full title
The Bridge at Sèvres
Date made
about 1877
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
38.1 x 46 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Purchased 1927
Inventory number
L729
Location in Gallery