Impressionist Paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection to be Sold by Sotheby’s in New York Impressionist Paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection to be Sold by Sotheby’s in New York -- Unseen for More than Half of a Century and Never Before Offered at Auction
topography, particularly in its rendering of the steep roadway that trails off into the background (est. $600/800,000, £350/450,000, €450/550,000). From the verdant green that dominates the composition, it seems likely that Sisley painted this oil in late spring or early summer of 1879. By the end of the year Sisley would turn his artistic attention towards views of Moret-sur-Loing, but his experience in Sèvres was fundamental in shaping his technique for those later landscapes.
Paris: 12-16 September 2009
Hong Kong: 2-5 October 2009
London: Week of 12 October 2009 (dates TBD)
New York: 30 October -4 November 2009
Auction: 4 November 2009 at 7 pm