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Artist: Alfred Sisley
[French painter, 1839-1899]

Title: Louveciennes in the Snow

Date: 1872
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 29 inches (51 x 73 cm)
Location: Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Image size: 540 x 369 pixels, zoomable
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Alfred Sisley: Louveciennes in the Snow

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This is another site that has pretty good scans online but that uses a deliberately crippled zoom feature: the maximum image size is approximatedly 540 pixels on the longest side, so when zooming in you can only see a small proportion of the overall painting.

This sort of thing can no longer be justified on the basis of accessibility or bandwidth considerations. In my opinion museums do this mainly for copyright reasons. Unfortunately the protection provided is mostly illusory, and for a museum to make it hard for the public to view its collection is ultimately self-defeating.
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