Alfred sisley's 1876 painting flood at port-marly may have been included in the impressionists third exhibition the catalogue of the third exhibition lists the entry inondations , and the critic charles bigot mentions two works depicting floods by alfred sisley, but neither have been identified. The distinctive nuanced tonality and animated surface of this painting are hallmarks of the best of sisley's mature work sisley painted the floods at port–marly again in 1876, echoing this 1872 composition in two virtually identical works.
Flood at port-marly is one of artworks by alfred sisley artwork analysis, large resolution images, user comments, interesting facts and much more. Sisley visited the uk several times between 1880 and 1900, where he painted scenes of the british coastline, an interesting subject choice given that he rarely if ever produced seascapes while in france.
Based in marly-le-roi from 1874 to 1877, sisley executed a group of seven paintings on the flooding of the seine in march 1876 the best known of the series depict the flood at its height, albeit expressed with a serenity and harmony more characteristic of a tranquil lagoon than the violent waters of the seine.
In 1874, sisley moved to marly-le-roi and became the chronicler of this village situated a few kilometres to the west of paris his most beautiful motif was when the seine burst its banks and flooded the neighbouring village of port-marly in the spring of 1876. Less gifted than monet (or even than pissarro), sisley always felt an artistic attraction for the fluvial landscape in that sense, his unquestionable masterworks are a group of canvases, painted in 1872 and 1876, depicting the floods of the seine river in the french town of port-marly.