Follow-up eBay Talk (4) – Eakins on eBay

The seller withrew the painting at the last moment. It is not known whether it has been sold under agreement.

Really eBay is not a place for selling 5-digit art work. The risk of buying unsatisfying items because of lack of examination and authentication is too high.

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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