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The Path to the Old Ferry at By
Alfred Sisley

The village of By was some four miles north-west of Moret, connected to the village of Veneux by a riverside path (see also 'The Small Meadows in Spring'). Until 1872 a ferry had operated from By to the village of Champagne on the opposite bank of the Seine.

This view across the river was one of several painted by Sisley. The scene is a rural one, but shortly after this picture was painted, Champagne was transformed by the building of an electrical factory and workers' houses.

Key facts
Artist Alfred Sisley
Artist dates 1839 - 1899
Full title The Path to the Old Ferry at By
Date made 1880
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 49.8 x 65.1 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Montague Shearman through the Contemporary Art Society 1940
Inventory number L730
Location in Gallery Not on display
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