Another Round of Museum Deaccession at Christie’s

1. Harold McGuffey, by Eastman Johnson, from Corcoran Gallery,  to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Harold McGuffrey, by Eastman Johnson
Harold McGuffrey, by Eastman Johnson

2. Early Autumn, Adirondacks, by Alexander Helwig Wyant, from Corcoran Gallery,  to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Early Autumn, Adirondacks, by Alexander Wyant
Early Autumn, Adirondacks, by Alexander Wyant

3. Mountainous Landscape by Moonlight, by Albert Bierstadt, from Corcoran Gallery,  to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Mountainous Landscape by Albert Bierstadt
Mountainous Landscape by Albert Bierstadt

4. Kathleen Whalen, by John Sloan, from Delaware Art Museum, to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Kethleen Whalen by John Sloan
Kethleen Whalen by John Sloan

5. Mother Earth,  by John Sloan, from Delaware Art Museum, to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Mother Earth, by John Sloan
Mother Earth, by John Sloan

6. Horse and Sleigh Days, by Edward Willis Redfield, from Delaware Art Museum, to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Horse and Sleigh Days by Edward Willis Redfield
Horse and Sleigh Days by Edward Willis Redfield

7. Ocean Front, Gloucester, Massachusetts by Childe Hassam, from Saginaw Art Museum, to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Ocean Front, Gloucester, MA by Childe Hassam
Ocean Front, Gloucester, MA by Childe Hassam

8. Still Life by Raphaelle Peale, from Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, to be sold at Christie’s on Dec 2, 2009

Still Life by Raphaelle Peale
Still Life by Raphaelle Peale

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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