Lot 222


L'Ecluse de Bourgogne à Moret
inscribed in pencil 'Croquis par Sisley - à Monsieur A. Calmair, témoignage de sympathie - Jeanne Sisley 20 aout 1899' (on card to which paper is laid down)
pencil and crayon on paper laid down onto card
20.5 x 26cm

Jeanne Sisley, the artist's daughter
Important Impressionist and Modern Drawings and Watercolours, Sotheby's, 3rd December 1980, lot 198C, where purchased by the present owner's father
Private collection, UK

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

According to the Sotheby's sale catalogue from 3rd December 1980, this work was executed circa 1882 and Francois Daulte refers to this drawing, in a letter dated 2nd December 1976, as follows; "c'est sans doute une recherche préparatoire pour des tableaux exécutes le long du Canal de l'Ourcq (cf. mon catalogue, numéros 459 et 490).".

Condition report

There are traces of a fold, running vertically to the centre of the work.  A few flecks of dirt, upper right but otherwise the sheet is generally sound.  No sign of fading to colours.

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