Storr Rock, Lady's Cove - Le Soir by Alfred Sisley

Sisley married his long term partner Eugenie in Cardiff in 1897 and went to Langland Bay near Swansea for his honeymoon.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
65.5 x 81.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,061 ( Total: £326,200)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Sotheby's

He was fascinated by Storr's Rock, an isolated outcrop of rock close to his hotel and painted it at varying stages of the tide. This work depicts the rock at low tide on a sunny evening. Storr's Rock lies on Lady's Cove, now called Rotherslade Bay, an inlet at one end of Langland Bay. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

The artist's estate, 1899; J Peytel, Paris by 1958; Palais Galeria sale, Geneva, 1968; private collection, Switzerland; Mr Benlassin, 1980; private collection, USA.

Venue details

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

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