Provenance Research

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)
France
Moret at Sunset, 1888
Oil on canvas
29 x 36 1/4 in. (73.7 x 92.1 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Strietmann, 1953.329

Signed and dated ower left: "Sisley 88"

Description:
River scene with a bridge in the middle ground, grasses in the forground, and buildings in the background.

Alternate Titles:
The Bridge at Moret
Moret
Moret au Soleil Couchant
Moret au coucher du soleil
Moret: Sunset

Provenance:

Until June 1, 1906:   François Depeaux [1853-1920], Rouen, sold at Depeaux sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 31-June 1, 1906, no. 48, to
     
June 1, 1906-June 30, 1921   (Durand-Ruel, Paris) sold at Depeaux sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 30, 1921, no. 62, to
     
June 30, 1921-?:   (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, sold to)
     
By at least December 3, 1921-at least December 31, 1921   (C. W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York [1])
     
Until January 28-29, 1926:   Mrs. I. N. Seligman, New York, sold at Seligman sale, American Art Galleries, New York, January 28-29, 1926, no. 172, to
     
January 28-29, 1926-December 8, 1928:   (Durand-Ruel, New York, sold to)
     
December 8, 1928-?:   Albert Kahn [1869-1942], Detroit
     
    (Wildenstein, New York)
     
June 1936:   (Possibly M. Knoedler & Co., Newport, Rhode Island [2])
     
    (Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, New York [3])
     
By at least 1953-1963:   Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Strietmann, Cincinnati, given with life interest to
     
1963-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] CAM records state that C. W. Kraushaar Galleries purchased the painting from Galerie Georges Petit, Paris. Specific dates of Kraushaar's ownership are unknown, but Kraushaar owned the painting when they included it in an exhibition of American and European paintings, in December 1921. See correspondence, July 18, 2002.

[2] The CAM's painting may be identical to one exhibited at M. Knoedler & Co., Newport, titled Moret: Sunset, measuring 36 1/2 x 29 in. If this refers to the CAM's painting, it is not known whether it was loaned to the exhibition or owned outright by M. Knoedler & Co. See Exhibition of Modern French Painting, M. Knoedler & Co., Newport, June 15 to June 27, 1936, no. 22.

[3] The curatorial file includes information on the painting that was prepared by Schneider-Gabriel Galleries. It was probably presented to the Strietmanns when they were considering purchasing the work. A photograph of the painting is included in the archives of the Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, held at the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.

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