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Thomas Cole or Teresa Cole?

Title: “$1 MILLION HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL THOMAS COLE HUGE STILLIFE”

It could be interesting if a still life painting in exhibit can be found by Thomas Cole.

PRIVATE LISTING

So the seller wants it quiet!

RESERVED PRICE: <$450

Oh, well. At least that’s what you think it is worth of.

I AM FEATURING THIS HUGE STILL LIFE PASTEL PAINTING WITH AN UNBELIEVABLE LOW RESERVE.

What, pastel? Pastel was not used that much in US until the late of the 19th century and mostly for portrait!

ARTISTS WOULD OFTEN USE A BRUSH TO BLEND COLORS. THEREFORE IT IS CONSIDERED A PAINTING.

Does this have anything with to do with the listing?

THE SUBJECT MATTER IS VERY RARE FOR THOMAS COLE TO DEPICT.

Yeah, in fact I wish you could find another one.

THE STILL LIFE IS SIGNED IN THE LOWER RIGHT T. COLE.

Teresa, Tavis or Teddy? Show me the example of his signature and tell me why you conclude a still life painting is from Thomas Cole.
Didn’t the seller notice the visible brush stroke?

THERE ARE IMPRESSIVE EXAMPLES OF AUCTION RECORDS, AND AN IMPRESSIVE BIOGRAPHY BELOW.

That is the tricky part. Before provenance or at least some proof and reasoning is provided, the seller jumps into auction records or biography.

BOUND TO BE WON BY A MUSEUM, GALLERY, OR HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL COLLECTOR AS THE CENTERPIECE OF THAT COLLECTION.

Show a still life pastel as the centerpiece for Hudson River School?

THE STILL LIFE IS SHOWCASED IN IT’S ORIGINAL PERIOD WOOD FRAME. THE FRAME CONSISTS OF A GOLD LIP DARK WOOD. PROTECTED UNDER DOUBLE THICK ANTIQUE GLASS.

Wood frame was not popular in that period.

eBay number: 220128049132

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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