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Thomas Moran  (1837-1926)
Fort George Island, Florida, 1892-1895

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Francine Wolterbeek, AAA
Francine Wolterbeek is an Appraisers Association of America certified freelance fine arts appraiser based in New York City, with 25 years of experience in the auction house industry at Christie's in London, Amsterdam and New York. A native of the Netherlands, Francine moved to New York in 2007. She started her career as a graduate trainee at Christie's London (head office) in 1987. Two years later, she returned to the Netherlands to work in the Amsterdam office as a cataloguer of Prints. In 1990 she moved to the Old Master Paintings department, where she trained as a specialist for six years. She subsequently joined the 19th Century European Art department, still in Amsterdam, becoming head of department in 2000; during that time she was involved in achieving numerous world records for Dutch 19th century paintings. While based in the Netherlands, Francine frequently participated in large estate appraisals throughout Europe, mainly in Germany, Austria and Belgium. In 2005 she moved to Christie's Paris to work as a senior specialist in 19th Century European Art, where she had the opportunity to gain further experience in the field of 19th and 20th Century French Art. Two years later, she took up the position of senior specialist of Fine Arts and Vice President in the Christie's Interiors department in New York. During her time there, Francine worked closely with the Estates and Appraisals department, contributing to appraisals in the categories of Old Master Paintings, Drawings and Prints, 19th Century European Art, American Paintings, Impressionist Art, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Photography, Canadian Art, 20th Century British Art, Latin American Art, Scandinavian Art, Russian Art, and South-East Asian Art. In spring 2012 Francine established her own company, Francine Wolterbeek LLC, with the aim of putting the range and depth of her experience and knowledge to broader use as a freelance appraiser.

During her time at Christie's Amsterdam, Francine became a certified appraiser and member of the Dutch Art Appraisal Association (TMV), serving on the association's board for several years. She studied Art History at the University in Leiden in the Netherlands, where she obtained her Master's in the study of German artists in exile in Great Britain in the 1930s. She is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and collector of contemporary works on paper. Francine is a member of ArtTable.

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