Art: Minor Master

To be a part of a great art movement has its risks as well as its rewards: while an artist may gain attention from the company he keeps, he may also suffer cruelly from the greatness of his betters. Such a man was Alfred Sisley, who was born to English parents in Paris, worked mostly in France, and is forever being measured against the great French impressionists. Last week Manhattan's Paul Rosenberg & Co. opened a show of U.S.-owned Sisleys, and they served as a pleasant reminder that to be a minor master is not always a minor matter.

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