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More Eakinses Sold: Hirshhorn Deaccession Update, Updated

Eakins’ study for “The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand,” 1879

Yesterday I reported that the Hirshhorn Museum had sold two of the three Eakinses that it had consigned to the American art auction on Wednesday at Christie’s. Yesterday at Sotheby’s the Hirshhorn unloaded more Eakins: four studies for his painting “The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand,” which is in the Philadelphia Museum. The Hirshhorn’s studies had been exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum’s 1982 Eakins exhibition.

Hammer price for the four studies sold at Sotheby’s was $97,500, bringing the Hirshhorn’s grand Eakins total to $477,500 (from which an undisclosed seller’s commission may have been deducted).

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