Must See - Corot to Monet @ Sotheby's HK, then Beijing

La Route de Vétheuil by Monet

A selling exhibition, Corot to Monet – French Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries , will mark the opening of Sotheby’s new gallery space in Hong Kong and will run May 19-31. The exhibition will then travel to Beijing (June 22-25) at the Park Hyatt.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 – 1875)
Mornex (Haute-Savoie) - Au Fond, Le Môle

The exhibition of masterpieces from the late 19th to the early 20th century focuses on the importance of landscape painting for the pioneers of modernism. Works by masters such as Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet highlight the progression from the Barbizon school to Impressionism through their definitive subject – landscape.

Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899)
La route de Verrières

Twenty works will be included in this exhibition, all of which are available for private sale with asking prices ranging from US$300,000 to in excess of US$8 million .

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
La Maison de piette à Montfoucault

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919)
Femmes dans un paysage