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How do I identify an oil painting?

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How do I identify an oil painting?
To identify an oil painting, look closely at its surface. Compared to other paintings, pieces produced in oils usually show off a variety of textures across the canvas, and the paint will appear layered on. If you're looking to determine the name, age or creator of a work, try snapping a photo with your smartphone’s camera and conducting a reverse image search online. Shop a diverse assortment of oil paintings on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
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Antique Dog Painting: "Hunting Dogs at the Kennel, 1901" Jules-Bertrand Gélibert
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Antique Dog Painting: "Hunting Dogs at the Kennel, 1901" Jules-Bertrand Gélibert (France, 1834-1916 Oil on canvas Signed lower left 24 x 19 inches, frame Jules-Bertrand Gélibert w...
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Early 1900s Realist Animal Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Vases Aux Chrysanthèmes By Auguste Herbin
Located in New Orleans, LA
Auguste Herbin 1882-1960 French Vases aux chrysanthèmes Signed 'Herbin' (lower right) Oil on canvas This bold and vivid still life was composed by French painter Auguste Herbin, ...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Henri-Georges Bréard, Self-Portrait, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This early to mid-20th-century self-portrait by Henri-Georges Bréard (1873-c.1939) depicts the artist deep in thought. He’s holding a pipe. Henri-Georges Bréard was an accomplished ...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Untitled
Located in PARIS, FR
Sara Shamma is a renowned painter whose works can be found in both public and private collections around the globe. Shamma was born in Damascus, Syria (1975) to a Syrian father and L...
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2010s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of King Edward VI, Oil on panel with Gold Leaf, 18th Century English
Located in London, GB
Oil on panel Image size: 25 1/2 x 19 inches (37.5 x 27 inches) 18th Century Auricular gilt frame Provenance New York private collection This portrait of the King Edward VI depicts...
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Mid-18th Century English School Portrait Paintings

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Gold Leaf

La Tuque
Located in Westmount, QC
Stanley Cosgrove, 1911-2002, Canadian La Tuque , 1972 Oil on board 18 x 14 in 45.7 x 35.6 cm signed lower right; signed, titled; dated 1972 and inscribed “no. 12” and “Hudson” on ...
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1980s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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