Olga's Gallery

Alfred Sisley


Chemin de la Machine, Louveciennes.

1873. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.

Alfred Sisley. Chemin de la Machine, Louveciennes.

Chemin de la Machine, Louveciennes. The building to the right is the house of Madame du Barry, favorite of Louis XV, who lived in Louveciennes from 1771 to 1793. Its unusually small windows were designed to minimize the terrible noise of the pumping machine on the Seine which supplied water to the royal gardens at Marly-le-Roi