Sisley lived in Marly-le-Roi, west of Paris, from 1875-77. There he painted numerous pictures of the elegant watering-place, one of the few remains of Louis XIV's summer palace, which was destroyed in 1793. Here it is shown in the winter, its surface almost completely frozen and covered with snow.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1839 - 1899
Full title
The Watering Place at Marly-le-Roi
Date made
probably 1875
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
49.5 x 65.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1926
Inventory number
NG4138
Location in Gallery