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Is it necessary to varnish oil paintings?

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Is it necessary to varnish oil paintings?

Varnishing an oil is not necessary, but it is recommended because it protects the painting and corrects surface irregularities.

1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
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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

Sailing boats in Fowey Estuary with Fowey behind, impressionist oil, Cornwall UK
Located in ludlow, GB
Sailing Boats on the Fowey River Oil on Panel, Signed and Framed A stunning gem by the wonderful Frits Goosen. This oil depicts Sailing boats in the Fowey Estuary with the beautifu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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

A Ways Away, Contemporary Abstract Landscape Painting
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This painting uses cool earth colors and a combination of oil and wax to create a landscape focusing on brushwork, color and form. Like many of the artists paintings the landscape co...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Wax, Oil

Royal Coat Of Arms, King William III, William Of Orange, 17th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Royal Coat Of Arms, King William III, William Of Orange, 17th Century English School 17th Century Royal Coast Of Arms of King William III & Queen Mary II, oil on oak panel. Early a...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Nude Female Holding a Seashell, 19th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
"Femme Nue Avec Coquillage" , 19th Century School of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) Large 19th Century French portrait of a nude female holding a shell, oil on canvas scho...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

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