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Le Pont de Moret

Painted just over a decade before Sisley's death in 1899, Le Pont de Moret is one of his most masterful compositions of the small medieval town on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau where he lived for the last part of his life. He felt a profound affinity with both the town and the surrounding tranquil countryside along the banks of the river Loing, which provided him with most of the subjects of his late work.

Architecture is comparatively rare in Sisley's work. He was predominantly a painter of river landscapes and open landscapes. Le Pont de Moret exemplifies Sisley's gift for compositional structure with the different architectural elements held in perfect balance. The sense of author...

Oil on canvas
25.5 x 36.2in
Image and text courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2022

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Minneapolis Institute of Art
Permanent collection