Alfred Sisley was born 30 October, 1839 in Paris, France, to an affluent English family. Sisley was one of four children. In 1862, began a course of study at the École des Beaux-Arts under the tutelage of Swiss artist Charles Gleyre. Sisley’s fellow classmates included Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille and Claude Monet. Sisley remained focused on refining and perfecting his Impressionist-style landscapes.