Follow-up eBay Talk (5) Corot in primitive style

eBay Title: OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS sign.C.J.B. COROT 1796-1875

Winning Bid: US $1,275.00

Number of Bids: 13

eBay number: 230152653078

For a painting of 12″ x 8″ with unknown painter, $1,275 is not a bargin.

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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