Auguste Renoir - Alfred Sisley 1876

Alfred Sisley 1876
Alfred Sisley
1876 66x54cm oil/canvas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

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From Art Institute of Chicago:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted this portrait of his fellow Impressionist Alfred Sisley at their friend Claude Monet's house in Argenteuil. Although artists’ portraits and self-portraits often include professional attributes, such as a palette and brushes, here the emphasis is on the gentleness and elegance that were part of the sitter’s character. The work was shown in the third of the Impressionists’ group exhibitions, held in 1877.
— Permanent collection label