Follow up eBay Talk (6) SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION!

eBay Title: STUNNING FOREST VIEW, SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION! 1870’s

Winning Bid: US $5,900.00
Number of Bids: 25
eBay number: 190134710763

This seller sometimes relists items that have been sold, the amount of which is high enough to wonder what’s behind those “unsuccessful” transactions. From my memory, some of the paintings have been relisted more than twice. Each time there will be a few months hiatus period. The current winning bidder is from Denmark (the same as the seller) and has only 7 feedbacks. We will see whether the item will be relisted in the future.

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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