Sotheby's upcoming sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture to be held in New York on December 2, 2010, features property from the Collection of Philip and Charlotte Hanes. Highlighted by Winslow Homer's Peach Blossoms and including compelling portraits by Thomas Eakins, Gilbert Stuart, John Singer Sargent and Charles Wilson Peale, this single-owner collection also comprises classic Hudson River School images by Worthington Whittredge and William Coventry Wall, and genre paintings by Eastman Johnson and William Aiken Walker. The various owner portion of the sale includes nineteenth-century works such as Albert Bierstadt's Deer Clearing, Yosemite, a luminous representation of the artist's beloved Yosemite Valley at sunset, and Martin Johnson Heade's Hummingbirds and Apple Blossoms, a composition of distinctly North American flora and fauna executed in the familiar format of the artist'sGems of Brazil series. The works of the American Impressionists are represented by Edmund Tarbell'sChild and Boat, arguably the finest example of the artist's plein air paintings, as well as Childe Hassam'sHollyhocks, the last of the Hassam's depictions of his friend Celia Thaxter's garden on the Isle of Shoals, and Rainy Day, New York, a watercolor which typifies the artist's predilection for the effects of light and atmosphere. Of the modern American artists working in watercolor, Charles Burchfield has long been recognized as a technical pioneer and both Main Street, Salem, Winter Day and Blue Dome of Junecement his status as a virtuoso of the medium and epitomize the mystical intensity of his pictorial language. Norman Rockwell's The Fighting Gillises painted in 1941, and Study For The Problem We All Life With painted in 1964, represent two phases in the artist's career: his early and beloved work as an illustrator, and the later, more socially-conscious and journalistic endeavors which encouraged Americans to take a different view of themselves. William Robinson Leigh's The Great Spirit highlights the Western section of the sale and exemplifies the distilled simplicity and powerful imagery of the large-scale canvases which earned Leigh recognition as one of the most popular western artists of the early twentieth century.