Skip to main content

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

1
to
7
28
4
15
11
29
2
1
27
2
3
Overall Height
to
Overall Width
to
9
1
1
1
30
19
19
13
11
10
10
6
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
88
598
2,176
853
41
60
103
104
148
153
159
207
101
77
73
1
1
1
1
1
16
7
6
5
5
Period: 1880s
Modele au Chapeau or Child with a Large Hat
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Signed with the estate stamp initials lower right, Lugt 388a (see photo) Provenance: Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago (label verso) Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago (label verso) ...
Category

Impressionist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite

French School circa 1880, Portrait of a boy holding a book, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French school circa 1880 Portrait of a boy holding a book graphite and white gouache on paper 39.5 x 32 cm oval view in good condition, slightly yellowed with age In its original ova...
Category

Academic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Pencil

Portrait of Dr. Auguste Soins
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Portrait of Dr. Auguste Soins Black chalk on paper, c. 1883 Signed with the artist’s estate stamp, Lugt 1305a lower right (see photo) Note: This possibly is the preliminary drawing f...
Category

Post-Impressionist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite

Portrait of a Young Man, 19th Century English, Charcoal, Signed and Dated '1888'
Located in London, GB
Charcoal on paper, signed and dated '1888' bottom right Image size: 9 x 7 1/2 inches (22.75 x 19 cm) Period frame The half-length portrait depicts the subject sat, wearing a white s...
Category

Victorian 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Alexandre Bida (1813-1895) A Young Woman in profile, Signed drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Alexandre Bida (1813-1895) A Young Woman in Profile Signed with the monogram lower right Pencil on grey-blue paper 17.7 x 11.5 cm Framed : 36.5 x 27 cm This drawing shows Bida's tec...
Category

Romantic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Portrait of a Girl in Profile, Watercolour Painting, 1884
Located in London, GB
Watercolour on paper, signed and dated 1884 top left Image size: 11 x 8 3/4 inches (28 x 22.25 cm) Original gilt frame This is a late 19th century portrait of a girl in profile, wea...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Sketch of a head - Carved in stone -
Located in Berlin, DE
Emil Faesch (1865 Basel - 1915 Basel). Sketch of a head. Charcoal on painting cardboard, 60 x 47.5 cm (folio size), signed and dated at lower right "E. Faesch. 1888.". Minor browning. - Carved in stone - About the artwork The life-size head has an immensely present presence. This effect is due to the fact that Faesch took his cue from academic classical...
Category

Realist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Chalk

Sketchbook Page with Figures and Anatomical Details in Pencil on Paper - Germany
Located in Soquel, CA
Sketchbook Page with Figures and Anatomical Details in Pencil on Paper Drawings of a man at a desk and other figurative sections by an unknown artist (19th Century). On the left sid...
Category

Realist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Half-length portrait of a Pharisee - In the shadow of betrayal -
Located in Berlin, DE
Hermann Prell (1854 Leipzig - 1922 Dresden-Loschwitz). Half-length portrait of a Pharisee, 1885. Sketch for the right-hand figure in the painting Judas Iscariot, 1886. Pencil drawing heightened with opaque white and black chalk on beige-grey wove paper (papier vélin), 34 x 27.8 cm (visible size), 52 x 45 cm (mount), signed, dated and inscribed "H. PRELL 1885 zu 'Judas'". Minor browning, collection stamp on the reverse. - In the shadow of betrayal - About the artwork This painting is the sketch for the head of the Pharisee offering the coins to Judas in one of Herrmann Prell's major works, the painting Betrayal of Judas, completed in 1886. The painting belongs to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and is illustrated in Adolf Rosenberg: Prell, Bielefeld and Leipzig 1901, p. 21 (Fig. 19). It is especially highlighted in Thieme-Becker (vol. 27, p. 376). Hermann Prell, Betrayal of Judas, 1886 The monumental head, which fills the picture and is distinguished by its ornamented robe, is almost a lost profile, which in the executed painting is justified by the Pharisee's turning towards Judas. Despite the fact that the sitter withdraws from the viewer by turning away, it was necessary to artistically elaborate the motivation for the purchase of one of Christ's disciples, which is why the drawing focuses on the expression of the face, while the 'accessories' are treated in a more summary manner. In characterising the face, Hermann Prell performs a balancing act: since the Pharisee, despite his destructive actions, is an actor in the history of salvation, the head must show a dignity appropriate to the event, but at the same time the physiognomy must also bear witness to the scheming attitude that led to the betrayal. To solve this dilemma, Prell draws on the traditional depictions of the heads of the apostles, shading the face to indicate the obdurate darkness of the spirit and moving the base of the nose slightly upwards while the mouth falls away, thus giving a physiognomic expression to the motivation of the action. The fatal drama of the betrayal is expressed in the monumentalisation of the head and in the thunderous white highlights that contrast with the darkness of the chalk. As a study, considered by the artist to be a work in itself, this drawing reveals the pictorial problems and brainstorming of monumental painting. About the artist In 1872 Prell, who was one of the most important exponents of monumental painting of his time, began studying painting with Theodor Grosse at the Dresden Academy of Art and continued with Carl Gussow at the Berlin Academy in 1876. Hans von Marées taught him in Rome in 1878. More influential on his work, however, were Arnold Böcklin and Max Klinger, with whom Prell had been friends since his student days and with whom he worked together on several occasions. Prell's first major work, which established his reputation as a monumental painter, were the frescoes in the banqueting hall of the Architektenhaus in Berlin in 1881/82, commissioned by the state and depicting the different periods of architecture. Prell then went to Italy for two years to study fresco painting. Other major commissions followed. These included monumental frescoes in the town halls of Worms (1884), Hildesheim (1882-92), Gdansk (1895) and Dresden, the staircase of the Silesian Museum of Fine Arts in Breslau (1893/94), the throne room of the German Embassy in Rome (1896-99) and the staircase of the Albertinum in Dresden (1900-1904). From 1886 Prell taught at the academy of arts in Berlin and in 1892 he was appointed professor at the academy of arts in Dresden. His students included Osmar Schindler and Hans Unger...
Category

Realist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Chalk

Temple Official
Located in London, GB
'Temple Official', pencil and watercolour on paper by Robert Taylor Pritchett (1882). This is the artist's portrait of a financial official in a Cantonese temple in Guangzhou, China in the latter half of the 19th century. His garment is typical of that of a senior civil servant of the Chinese government. Clothes were designed to indicate rank and status, becoming so distinct that the wearer’s position could be ascertained at a glance. During his second career as an artist, Pritchett traveled widely in the Pacific region in the 1880s. This artwork has been professionally restored and cleaned to preserve it for decades to come and therefore in good overall condition. It has also been newly framed and glazed. The artist has written 'The Treasurer & Temple' and '5 Geni Temple, Canton Jan. 22 1882' on the lower left and right hands of the artwork. Upon request a video of the work may be provided. About the Artist: Robert Taylor Pritchett (1823 - 1907), a gun maker and artist, was the son of Richard Ellis...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Portrait of Archibald Hartrick - 1884 chalk drawing by Frank Lewis Emanuel
Located in London, GB
FRANK LEWIS EMANUEL (1865-1948) Portrait of Archibald Hartrick Signed, inscribed and dated l.l.: A S HARTRICK (artist) by F L EMANUEL 1884 Black chalk heightened with white chalk on blue paper...
Category

Realist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Chalk

Beauty
Located in Los Angeles, CA
MAXIMILIENNE GUYON "BEAUTY" PASTEL AND WATERCOLOR, SIGNED FRANCE, C.1895 18 X 10.5 INCHES FRAMED 27 X 19 INCHES Maximilienne Guyon was born in Paris...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mixed Media

Portrait of Man - Drawing By Edouard Dufeu - Mid-19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Man is a Charcoal Drawing realized by Edouard-Jacques Dufeu. Hand signed in pencil on the lower right margin. Good condition on a yellowed paper. Edouard-Jacques Dufeu ...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Portrait of Young Boy - Original Drawing in Pen By Edouard Dufeu - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Young Boy is an original drawing in pen on paper realized by Edouard Dufeu in the 1880s. Hand-signed on the lower. Good conditions and aged. The artwork is represente...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Felt Pen

Pilgrim - Original Drawing in Pencil By Edouard Dufeu - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Pilgrim is an original drawing in pencil on paper realized by Edouard Dufeu in 1880s. Hand-signed on the lower. Included a white Passepartout: 37 x30 cm Good conditions and aged. ...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Men of Church - Drawing in Pencil By Edouard Dufeu - 1886
Located in Roma, IT
Men of Church is an original drawing in pencil on paper realized by Edouard Dufeu in 1886. Hand-signed on the lower. Dated. Included a white Passeparto...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Bishop - Drawing in Pencil By Edouard Dufeu - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Bishop is an original drawing in pencil on paper realized by Edouard Dufeu in the 1880s. Hand-signed on the lower. Included a white Passepartout: 37 x...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Persephone, 19th Century Classical French Academy Drawing
Located in Cotignac, FR
19th Century French Academy drawing of a classical maiden, signed Xavier Rendeley bottom right, numbered and dated 2nd April 1883. Presented in ...
Category

Academic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Chalk, Pencil

Arab Soldier - Pen Drawing by R. Legrand - 1880
Located in Roma, IT
Arab Soldier is an original pen drawing realized by R. Legrand in 1880. Good conditions on a yellow thick cardboard. Hand-signed by the artist with a d...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pen

French School 19th Century, Portrait of a dandy, watercolor on paper
Located in Paris, FR
French School 19th Century, Portrait of a dandy, watercolor on paper 19 x 13 cm Signed (?) with pencil lower right "L ... " illegible Framed : 29 x 23 cm
Category

Romantic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Edouard Detaille (1848 1912), A Carnival character, original signed Drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Edouard Detaille (1848-1912) A Carnival character and a Zouave 19.5 x 12.5 cm Pen and ink on paper Signed lower left with the initials (faded) In a modern framing : 35 x 28 cm T...
Category

Academic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

The Japanese - Original Pencil and Sanguine Drawing - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
The Japanese is an original modern artwork realized in 1880s by a french artist. Original drawing realized wth black pencil and sanguine. On the lower right corner: Musèe du Louvre...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil, Color Pencil

Portrait - Drawing on Paper - 1880
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is a drawing in pencil on paper realized in about 1880 by an Anonymous Artist of the 19th Century. Sheet dimentrion: 36.5 x 25 cm The state of preservation is very good e...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing on Paper - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original modern artwork realized in France in the 1880s by a French artist. Original pencil drawing and white lead on paper. The signature is present on the lower rig...
Category

Contemporary 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil, Paper

Man with Headdress - Pencil Drawing - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Man with Headdress is a modern artwork realized in the 19th Century. Original drawing in pencil on paper. The signature of the drawer is present on the mantle of the man. Some fox...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

"The Prayer", 19th Century Watercolor of Three Men Praying by José Gallegos
Located in Madrid, ES
JOSÉ GALLEGOS Y ARNOSA Spanish, 1857 - 1917 THE PRAYER signed & dedicated "J. Gallegos, A MI AMIGO PASSARGE” (lower left) watercolor on cardboar...
Category

Realist 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Cardboard

19th Century Portrait of a Lady French Original Pencil Drawing signed 1883
Located in FR
19th Century Portrait of a Lady French Pencil Drawing signed and dedicated 1883 In its original oval ebonised frame Decicated on the ba...
Category

Victorian 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Venus in Furs - Drawing on Paper - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Venus in Furs is a modern artwork realized in the second half of the 19th Century in France. Original pastel and sanguine drawing on watermarked paper. The mark of the collector ...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel

Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925) Portrait of Ernest Albert Waterlow, drawing
By Theodore Blake Wirgman
Located in Paris, FR
Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925) Portrait of Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow RA, (1850-1919) pen and black ink on paper, inscribed with thename of the sitter on the verso of the sheet, now not visible under the framing 15 x 12 cm In a modern frame 34.5 x 30 cm Theodore Blake Wirgman (29 April 1848 – 16 January 1925) was an English painter and etcher who moved to London, studied at the Royal Academy schools, became a painter of history and genre subjects, and worked as a portrait artist for The Graphic. A number of these portraits are held at the National Portrait Gallery. Theodore Blake Wirgman was born in Belgium and died in London. He worked from a studio at 24 Dawson Place, Notting Hill, London, and joined The Arts Club in 1892. Wirgman was part of a group of avant-garde young artists who emulated Edward Burne-Jones and Simeon Solomon...
Category

Academic 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

Farmers - Original Ink Drawing 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Farmers is a wonderful original pencil drawing on paper, realized in XIX century by an anonymous artist whose signature seems to be Melifen (hand-written in pencil on lower right cor...
Category

Modern 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

Portrait of Old Giuseppe Garibaldi - Chalk, Charcoal and Oil Pastels - 1880
Located in Roma, IT
Garibaldi is a wonderful colored original drawing (chalk, charcoal and oil pastels) by an anonymous artist in 1880. A superb drawing representing the Italian hero of the unification...
Category

1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Chalk, Charcoal, Oil Pastel

British Pre-Raphaelite Portrait drawing of Girl with Pug Dog by Frederick Sandys
By Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
Located in London, GB
FREDERICK SANDYS (1829-1904) Reine Chapman and her Pug Signed, inscribed and dated u.l.: Reine Chapman 1881/F Sandys Coloured chalks on pale blue ti...
Category

Pre-Raphaelite 1880s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Chalk

Recently Viewed

View All