Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sisley at Hampton Court, 1874

It's strange he chose to capture here
the creamy froth of Molesey Weir

and two underneath perspectives
of the old bridge across the Thames

and didn't attempt to tackle
the palace from any angle;

but it seems the hazel frontage
and the gargoyles up the drive

were more than enough to hasten
this most Gallic of Englishmen

gaily towards the river's light:
chrome yellow, cobalt, greens and white.

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