The Deaccessioned Works by The Monclair Art Museum at Cristie’s Tomorrow

With exception of a few paintings, the majority of the deaccesioned works by the Monclair Art Museum will be auctioned by Cristie’s tomorrow. The name list of the artists is long, among them there are Albert Bierstadt, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam, Edward Redfield, Edward Henry Potthast, George Benjamin Luks, Julian Alden Weir, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Gilbert Stuart, Walter Elmer Schofield, Charles Sheeler, Frederic Remington.

Here is the slide show of some of the artworks which may not be accessible to the public in forseeable future.

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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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