La Falaise à Penarth, Le Soir Marée Basse by Alfred Sisley

Sisley visited South Wales in 1897 and painted 20 views of Penarth near Cardiff.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
54 x 65 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £162,780)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Sotheby's

He was fascinated by the cliffs at Penarth and the spectacular tidal fall of the Bristol Channel. This view was painted from the cliff top walk from Penarth to Lavernock with the setting sun casting shadows from the cliff on to the beach below.

Provenance

Edmund Decap by 22/3/09; Docteur Marguerite Tissier, Paris, 1925 and by descent, Sotheby's 30/11/93, lot 46.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

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