Series, first loose collections of avenues of poplars, then the bridge of Moret-sur-Loing, and finally the mass of the Church in the town. Some of his finest paintings.
Moving back to Impressionist style, he painted the countryside around Éragny, and views of the cities of London and Paris.
In this period, he painted some of the most sublime Impressionist landscapes, their mood and tone set by the sky.
In 1885-86, he decided to become a Neo-Impressionist, but after 3 years of painting some of the finest Divisionist paintings, he faced a difficult decision.
His first five years of 19 at or near Moret-sur-Loing. Sisley always painted the sky first, as it set the scene and mood of the painting.
In this period, his paintings moved away from Impressionism and simple landscapes, as he slowly became ‘pointillist’ and incorporated more figures.
He reached his mature style, and continued to experiment with staffage, motifs, and style. Includes two of his finest works.
He remained in Paris during the siege, and lost most of his earlier work during the war. Afterwards he worked with Monet and Renoir to develop the Impressionist approach to landscapes.
Although he only painted 14 oils in England, they mark an early peak in his art. Subsequent landscapes around Louveciennes and Pontoise are numerous and superb too.
His parents intended him to run the family business, but he met the Impressionists in 1862 and became hooked on painting landscapes.