Thursday, December 4, 2008

Visiting Christies

Christies Auction house is only 5 blocks from GCA and this week there were a bunch of great 18th / 19th century drawings & paintings there. These are some (unprofessional) photos I took the other day.

A cast drawing by Thomas Eakins when he was a student in 1869!

These drawings were done by Lilian Wescott Hale (1881-1963) She was the sister of Robert Beverly Hale, who was curator at the Met & teacher of artistic anatomy at the Art Student's League before he died in 1985.

Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Aspen in Twining Canon

Childe Hassam (1859-1935) , 5th Avenue Evening

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) Mont Blanc

Andrew Wyeth Race Bridge

Andrew Wyeth Cider Barrel


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Saad Amir said...

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Nick said...

I don't think Lilian Westcott Hale was Robert Beverly Hale's sister. She was born as a Westcott in 1881 (20 years before RBH), and married artist Philip Leslie Hale in 1902. None of her biographies online mention RBH. I think this is just a misunderstanding.

Lovely drawings though.