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image of Flood at Port-Marly Alfred Sisley (artist)
French, 1839 - 1899
Flood at Port-Marly, 1872
oil on canvas
overall: 46.4 x 61 cm (18 1/4 x 24 in.) framed: 64.7 x 80 x 9.5 cm (25 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
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Marie-Albert, vicomte de Curel [1827-1908], Paris;[1] by descent in his family to Mlle de Curel, Paris;[2] (de Curel sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 21 June 1961, no. D); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris) for Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

[1] The vicomte de Curel has been identified by François Auffret, Président of La Société des Amis de Jongkind in Paris (founded 1970), with confirmation from the collector's descendants. With M. Auffret's kind permission, his research was shared with the NGA by Dr. Diana Kostyrko (see her e-mails from October through December 2008 in NGA curatorial files). The NGA painting was not included in the 25 November 1918 Curel estate sale held at the Galerie Georges Petit (originally scheduled for 3 May 1918).

[2] The painting was lent by Mlle de Curel to the 1932 Royal Academy exhibition in London.

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