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Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

OLD MASTERS

Encompassing centuries of change in Europe between 1300 and 1800, from booms of prosperity to bloody revolutions, Old Masters describes a wide range of artists. The informal term was derived from the title of an artist who trained in a guild long enough to become a master, such as Leonardo da Vinci, who studied in a Florence painters’ guild. However, Old Masters paintings, prints and other art is now used to refer to work made by any artist with a high level of skill in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking who worked during this era.

The 15th century’s expansive trade and commerce spread culture across borders. A vibrant period of art emerged, bolstered by studies of anatomy and nature that influenced a new visual realism. From Raphael and Michelangelo in the Renaissance to Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer in the Dutch Golden Age, artists expressed emotion, naturalism, color and light in new ways. El Greco and Paolo Veronese were leaders in the dramatic style of Mannerism, while Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens demonstrated the movement and meticulous detail of Baroque art.

Historically, most attention was concentrated on male artists, but recent research and exhibitions have elevated the impactful work of women such as Rachel Ruysch and Artemisia Gentileschi. In late-18th-century France, female artists like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun were prominent names. Nevertheless, access to the academies and guilds was highly restricted for women, and even those able to establish practices were expected to adhere to portraits and still lifes rather than the grand history paintings being created by men.

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Style: Old Masters
Erotic French painter - 19th century figure drawings - Nudes - Ink on paper
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter (19th century) - Four erotic scenes. 17 x 24 cm without frames, 21.5 x 28.5 cm with frames. Antique ink drawings on paper, in wood...
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Late 19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Landscape with Trees and a Fisherman walking, a drawing by Jan Van Goyen
Located in PARIS, FR
No Dutch draughtsman ever captured the atmosphere of the rural countryside of Holland with the same atmospheric and engaging simplicity that Van Goyen achieved in drawings such as this. Indeed, his landscapes were seminal in the development of the genre. The present sketch conveys a striking sense of movement within the natural landscape, conveyed by the deftly applied strokes of chalk, from which the artist’s hand can be sensed. The composition is characteristic of his work, with the low horizon affording significance to the broad sky and the soaring birds within. This feeling of windswept motion powerfully evokes the expansive Dutch farmland with which he was evidently preoccupied. 1. Jan van Goyen...
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1650s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Ink, Laid Paper

Pavilion with waterfall, an ink wash attributed to Hubert Robert (1733 - 1808)
By Hubert Robert
Located in PARIS, FR
This large wash drawing is a slightly enlarged version of a composition executed by Hubert Robert in 1761, at the end of his stay in Rome. This composition is a marvellous synthesis of the painter's art: the clatter of the waterfall, in a grandiose setting inspired by antiquity, is opposed to the intimacy of a genre scene, made up of a few peasant women performing some agricultural work. 1. The stay in Italy, an important founding stage in Hubert Robert's carrier Hubert Robert came from a privileged family of Lorraine origin, linked to the Choiseul-Stainville family, where his father was an intendant. The protection of this powerful aristocratic family enabled him to study classical art at the Collège de Navarre (between 1745 and 1751). After a first apprenticeship in the workshop of the sculptor Slodtz (1705 - 1764), he was invited by Etienne-François de Choiseul-Beaupré-Stainville (the future Duke of Choiseul, then Count of Stainville) to join him in Rome when the latter had just been appointed ambassador. Hubert Robert arrived in Rome on 4 November 1754, aged twenty-one, and remained there until 24 July 1765. Thanks to his patron, he obtained a place as a pensioneer at the Académie de France without having won the prestigious Prix de Rome. On his arrival in Rome, he frequented the studio of the painter Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 - 1765), the inventor of the ruins painting, and also benefited from the proximity of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s studio (1720 - 1778). During his eleven-year stay in Rome, Hubert Robert studied the great Italian masters and drew many of the great archaeological sites, multiplying the sketches which he would use throughout his career, becoming one of the masters of the "ruin landscape". Back in Paris in 1765, he was very successful. He was accepted and admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture on the same day, July 26th 1766, which was very unusual. He was appointed draughtsman of the king's gardens in 1784, then guard of the Royal Museum from 1784 to 1792. Arrested in 1793 and detained in the prisons of Sainte Pélagie and Saint-Lazare, he was released in 1794 after the fall of Robespierre and undertook a second trip to Italy. In 1800, Hubert Robert was appointed curator of the new Central Museum and died at his home in Paris in 1808. 2. Description of the artwork This composition, formerly called "La Cascade du Belvédère Pamphile" , is undoubtedly inspired by the water theatres of the Frascati villas. Hubert Robert presents a hemicycle of columns with rustic bossages at the foot of which is a cascade of water falls into a basin. The hemicycle is flanked by two high walls, pierced by window wells topped with antique masks...
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1760s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Moses Breaking the Tablet of the Law (after Parmigianino. 1503-1540)
By Daniel Ramée
Located in Storrs, CT
Moses Breaking the Tablet of the Law. (after Parmigianino. 1503-1540.) Pencil drawing mounted onto paper. 12 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Collector's seal verso: Gustav Grunwald, (Lugt 1155b)...
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19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil

Galesso di Resina Casale - Gouache - by Michela De Vito - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Galesso di Resina casale is an original gouache drawing on paper realized by Michela De Vito, Naples. Hand-signed and titled, on the bottom center. Good conditions.
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19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Gouache

Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew - Drawing - 17th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew is a precious original drawing (black and red chalk, pen and China ink on laid paper, laid down on canvas) realized by...
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17th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal, Ink, Watercolor

Madonna della Scodella
Located in Roma, IT
Madonna della Scodella is an original drawing (black pencil, pen and ink on laid paper) by an exponent of the Italian school of the eighteenth century. In excellent conditions: almo...
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19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

View of the Kagermeer
Located in Storrs, CT
Ink and watercolor on paper. 3 1/2 x 5 1/4. Unsigned. Excellent condition on cream laid paper, tipped onto a backing sheet at the top corners. Annotated "Tavernier" verso, and "Hendr...
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Late 19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Ink

Fine 1700's Italian Old Master Ink & Wash Drawing Roman Allegorical Insubria
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
'Insubria' Italian School, 18th century ink and wash drawing on paper, framed within a light oak wood frame (behind glass) image size: 10.5 x 7 inches overall framed: 17 x 13 inches ...
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18th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Ink, Archival Paper

Carretto Siciliano (Sicilian Carriage) - Watercolor by M. De Vito - 1820 ca.
Located in Roma, IT
Watercolour on ivory colored and watermarked paper"J. Whatm Turkey M.", 1820 c.a. Beautiful watercolour representing a typical Italian scene of ordinary life in XIX century: people...
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1820s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  The Baptism of Carloman, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  The Baptism of Carloman Pen and back ink on paper 13.3 x 16 cm Inscribed in the lower border "Le Pape baptise Carloman, fils ainé de Charlemagne" ...
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1770s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

A Study for the Angel of Saint-Severin church in Paris, by Paul Flandrin
Located in PARIS, FR
After the restoration of the Saint-John chapel’s frescoes at the Saint-Severin church in Paris in 2022, the drawing presented here is a moving testimony to their creative process. It...
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1840s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Jean-Henri Cless (1774-1812) Portrait of a young woman, signed drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Jean-Henri Cless (1774-1812) Portrait of a young woman in a landscape signed "Cless fec" for fecit on the lower left Brown ink and brown ink wash on pencil Size of the sheet : 31.5 x 22 cm Size of the motive : 24.5 x 17 cm very simply framed under glass without actual frame 32 x 22.5 cm This pre...
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Early 1800s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil, Ink

French School 18th Century, Portrait of a gentleman, oval drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French School end of the 18th Century Portrait of a gentleman pencil on paper and heightenings of white chalk 23 x 18.5 cm oval In good condition except a small lack of paper on th...
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1780s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil

A View of the Bay of Naples, a drawing by Thomas Wijck (1616 ? - 1677)
By Thomas Wijck
Located in PARIS, FR
This large-scale study was executed in August 1639 by Thomas Wijck, an artist of the Dutch Golden Age during his stay in Naples, probably outdoors near th...
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1630s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Felt Pen, Ink

French school 18th Century, A mytholological scene with a couple, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French school 18th Century, A mytholological scene with a couple, Pen and brown ink, brown ink wash on paper 11.5 x 11.5 cm, diameter of the main scene : 10,5 cm in a modern frame under glass : 33.5 x 33.5 cm This drawing by a particularly talented 18th-century artist - as yet unidentified - is notable for its mastery of pen and wash...
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1760s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A scene of ancient sacrifice, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A Scene of ancient sacrifice Pen and brown ink, brown ink wash on paper 10 x 15 cm In good condition In a modern frame under glass 16.5 x 21.8 cm...
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1770s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Peacock
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Parrots Volant
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Wild Boar Statant
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Bighorn Sheep
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Bison
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Beaver
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Bunny Rabbit Couchant
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Hedgehog
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Baby Bumble Bee
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Flamingo
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Chipmunk
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Armadillo
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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India Ink, Paper

Armadillo Dormant
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Turkey
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Snail
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Longhorn Skull
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Goose
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Toad
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Big Bumble Bee
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Alligator Tail
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Wild Boar Affronté
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated
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2010s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, India Ink

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  Putti playing around a sculpture, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A Mythological scene Pen and brown ink on paper 15.4 x 31 cm In good condition The ancient mount has has a small tear in the lower right, but it ...
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1770s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

European Pastoral Scene on Vellum. Probably Eighteenth Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unknown (European, probably Eighteenth Century) Shepherds and Peasants in a Landscape Ink, watercolor, and gouache on vellum; 12 5/8 x 19 3/8 inches Framed: 20 x 28 inches (approx.)
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18th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Vellum

Four Women, a drawing by Francesco Furini (after L. Ghiberti's bas-relief)
Located in PARIS, FR
We thank Carolina Trupiano Kowalczyk for her help in describing this drawing and for confirming the attribution to Francesco Furini; her presentation (in Italian) is available on req...
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1620s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

A dazzling Venetian Regatta Boat Study attributed to Alessandra Mauro
Located in PARIS, FR
This stunning Baroque study depicts a regatta boat, a type of vessel developed in eighteenth-century Venice for the regattas organized by the Serenissima during visits by royalty and princes. We propose to link this drawing to the work of Alessandro Mauro, an artist who specialized in this type of composition, as illustrated by a drawing from him at the Metropolitan Museum. 1. Description of the boat The greatest decorative fantasy reigns in this preparatory study, which blends mythological and exotic elements with references to ancient Egypt. Our drawing is probably an initial thought, destined to be refined and clarified later in pen and ink (as evidenced by the ink stain in the lower right). A quadriga of seahorses guided by Neptune stands at the stern of the boat, shown well above the waterline (perhaps to outline its empty volume). One of the seahorses is ridden by a newt, while Amphitrite lies at the feet of the sea god. The center of the boat is occupied by a vast baldachin resting on four atlantes and surmounted by a figure riding an animal (a dragon?). Three figures sit beneath the canopy, one of them on a griffin-shaped seat. This allusion to Egyptian antiquity echoes the winged sun (sometimes a symbol of the god Horus, as in the temple of Edfu in Egypt) that adorns the sides of the promontory on which this baldachin rests. Another flag-bearer figure crouches at the stern of the boat on a raised seat, on the reverse of which is a crowned mermaid whose arm, extended backwards, rests on a mascaron decorated with a radiant face (Helios?) and whose torso surmounts an elephant's head. The heads of the rowers and their oars are sketched all along the boat, whose sides are embellished with elongated naiads. 2. The Venetian regatta boats An exhibition held in 2013 at the Ca' Rezzonico (the Venetian eighteenth-century museum) paid tribute to these regatta boats through studies and prints depicting them. The regattas organized by the Serenissima in honor of visiting princes and sovereigns were among the most spectacular ceremonies in Venice. Some important artists of the 18th century contributed to the creation of these extravagant boats which were given exotic names such as bissona, malgarota or peota. The specialists in this field were Andrea Urbani and the brothers Alessandro and Romualdo Mauro. They were born into a family of theater decorators in Piedmont, but little is known about their detailed biography. Alessandro was the architect of the Dresden opera house and of the St. Samuel Theater in Venice (in collaboration with his brother Romualdo), but also worked as stagehand and set designer in Vienna, Rome and Turin. A drawing produced around 1737 from the Metropolitan Museum (7th photo in the gallery) bears witness to his activity as a regatta boat designer. This drawing is a much more elaborate version than the one presented here, having been entirely reworked in brown ink. However, a figure at the bow of the boat, executed solely in black chalk, still bears witness to a technique similar to that of our drawing. It is difficult to know whether the boat depicted in our drawing was a project for an actual boat or whether it remained in the planning stage, but the front of our boat (Neptune and the quadriga of seahorses ridden by a newt) bears several similarities to that of a parade boat depicted in the print published by Michele Marieschi entitled Regatta on the Grand Canal, between the Foscari and Balbi Palaces (last photo in the gallery). This print is dated 1741, which could confirm that our work dates from around 1740. The area between Neptune and the quadriga that precedes him on this strange paddle-boat appears to be partially submerged, confirming that the waterline of our boat was probably intended to be much lower than the one shown in our drawing. The Correr Museum’s collection holds one of the most important collection of engravings and drawings devoted to these specifically Venetian Baroque productions. These boats were intended to last the duration of a festival. Today, they are only documented by preparatory drawings or prints that testify to the sumptuousness of their decoration. This taste for regatta boats lasted throughout the Venetian eighteenth century, and the conception of regatta boats also attracted great masters such as Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi or Giambattista Piranesi...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Study - Hon. Catherine Trevor, Viscountess Hampden with Verso Lady Anne Gower
Located in London, GB
PROVENANCE Private Collection, England Colonel Charles William Garnde Walker (1882 - 1974) Thence by descent to; Sir Michael Walker (1916 - 2001) Thence by descent We are grateful t...
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1770s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pen, Laid Paper

Dancing Couple (recto) Various sketches (verso)
By Hubert Robert
Located in PARIS, FR
Attributed to HUBERT ROBERT (Paris 1733 - 1808) Dancing couple (recto) Various sketches (verso) Red chalk and charcoal on the reverse numbered in pencil “4229” circa 1770 34 x 21 c...
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1770s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Chalk

The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, a preparatory drawing by Alessandro Casolani
Located in PARIS, FR
This powerful pen and brown ink wash drawing is a study for an altarpiece depicting The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew. Signed and dated 1604, it was painted at the end of his life b...
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Early 1600s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Pen

View of an Antique City, a wash landscape by Jan de Bisschop (1628 - 1671)
Located in PARIS, FR
The attribution to Jan de Bisschop has been confirmed by the RKD with the following comment: "We base this attribution on the dark washes, the subject represented and the monogram". ...
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17th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pen, Ink

Baldassarre Franceschini, Sleeping Cupid, Valentine's Day Gift
Located in Harkstead, GB
A beautiful 19th century copy by Giuseppe Rocchi of Baldassarre Franceschini's Sleeping Cupid, presented in a very attractive gilt frame with hand carved mouldings. A very peaceful i...
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Mid-19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Josephus Augustus Knip (1777-1847), Picturesque Landscape Of The Alps
Located in PARIS, FR
Josephus Augustus KNIP Tilbourg 1777 - Berlicum 1847 Picturesque landscape of the Alps with anthropomorphic rock Circa 1800 Watercolor, gouache and brown ink Signed lower left 47 x ...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

Judith and Salome, a pair of oil paintings on canvas by Francesco Conti
Located in PARIS, FR
This widely referenced pair of paintings is one of Francesco Conti’s most successful productions. Francesco Conti is one of the finest painters of 18th-century Florence. In the shimmering colors typical of his best work, he represents two opposite characters from the Bible: the virtuous Judith, whose courage saves her people by cutting off the head of the invader Holofernes, and the depraved Salome, who under the influence of her mother becomes responsible for the beheading of the prophet John the Baptist. The artist's talent lies in his ability to treat these two macabre subjects with a light touch, presenting us with two attractive women who seem to twirl with glee amidst the severed heads... 1. Francesco Conti, the “Florentine Tiepolo” Francesco Conti is a major painter of the Florentine school of the 18th century; he can even probably be considered, along with Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (1692-1768), as one of the two main painters of the second quarter of the Florentine 18th century. Born in Florence in 1682, Francesco Conti began his apprenticeship in the workshop of Simone Pignoni (1611 - 1698), a disciple of Francesco Furini; he was also influenced by the Venetian Sebastiano Ricci. A protégé of Marquis Riccardi, he accompanied him to Rome between 1699 and 1705, where he frequented Carlo Maratta's studio. He settled permanently in Florence in 1705. Painted exclusively on canvas, the majority of his work consists of religious subjects, altarpieces or private devotional works. It is likely that Conti himself was a devout churchgoer, as evidenced by his affiliation, in the third decade of the eighteenth century, to the Society of the Disciples of Saint-John-the-Baptist, and his entry, at the end of his life, into the fraternity of the Venerable Society of the Holy Trinity. In Florence, Conti worked for the Grand Duchy's major patrons, including the last Medici - in particular Giangastone and Annamaria Luisa, Electress Palatine - and confirmed his role as a reference painter under the Lorraine Regency, as master of the Public Drawing School, which was closely linked to the institute responsible for the manufacture of semi-precious stone mosaics, then located in the Uffizi complex. Matteo Marangoni, an art critic of the early 20th century, praised his "brushwork full of elegance and true spirit of the 18th century", pointing out that Conti was "probably one of the best colorists" of the Florentine school of his time. These two characteristics led the art historian Paolo dal Poggetto to nickname him the "Florentine Tiepolo". 2. Judith and Salome, two biblical characters opposing each other These two paintings form a pair presenting two biblical episodes, which have in common the depiction of a "heroine" carrying the severed head of a man. While the Salome episode might at first appear to be an echo of the Old Testament story of Judith, each character is the exact opposite of the other. Judith, whose story is told in the Book of Judith, is a beautiful young widow from Bethulia who, accompanied by her maid, went into the camp of the invading Assyrians and won the confidence of Holofernes, the general commanding the enemy army. Invited to a great feast on the fourth evening, she took advantage of Holofernes' drunkenness to cut off his head. “She went up to the bedpost near Holofernes’ head, and took down his sword that hung there. She came close to his bed, took hold of the hair of his head, and said, “Give me strength today, O Lord God of Israel!” Then she struck his neck twice with all her might, and cut off his head. Next she rolled his body off the bed and pulled down the canopy from the posts. Soon afterward she went out and gave Holofernes’ head to her maid, who placed it in her food bag...
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1710s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

View of Piazza San Marco, a tempera signed by Giacomo Guardi (1764 - 1835)
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed and localized on the verso : "Vedute di parte dalla Piazza dif.a alla Loggetta e cam panil parte della Zecca ed in lontan Proc.e vechie e parte della chiesa punto preso vic...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Tempera

The Arab Butcher, a preparatory drawing by Gustave Guillaumet (1840 - 1887)
Located in PARIS, FR
This intensely expressive figure is a preparatory study for "Arab Market on the Tocria Plain", a painting exhibited at the 1865 Salon and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lille. 1...
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1860s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Carbon Pencil

Mythological combat scene with Roman soldiers on horseback.
By Virgil Solis
Located in Middletown, NY
Pen and brownish black ink on grayish-cream laid paper, 6 1/2 x 8 inches (165 x 175 mm), irregular hexagonal sheet with margins. Some archival repairs along the top sheet edge, scatt...
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16th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pen, Laid Paper, Ink

La Campagne de Rome - Roman Countryside - Drawing by J. P. Verdussen - 1740ca
Located in Roma, IT
China ink and watercolour on paper. Realized in 1740 ca. Very good conditions. Includes passepartout.
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1740s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Ruines Romanes - Roman Ruins - Ink and Watercolor by J. P. Verdussen - 1742
Located in Roma, IT
China ink and watercolor on paper. Hand dated. Conditions: Foxing on the top right of the paper
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1740s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

La Bataille - The Battle - Drawing by J. P. Verdussen - 1740s
Located in Roma, IT
China ink and watercolor on paper. Conditions: Two cuts on the centre of the paper. Three holes on centre-right, botton-left and top-left of the paper. Worn on the top left of the ...
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1740s Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Folio from Communion of Saints, Reading from the Book of St. Matthew.
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Readings from the "Communion of Saints": folio from an Italian Missal Pigment on vellum Mid 17th century Provenance: Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) Phillip Duechnes Bookseller, New York, c. 1948 References And Exhibitions: Otto F. Ege Box Folio 27 Ege describes these folios as: Epistolary (Epistolarium), Italy, Middle 15th century Latin Text: Rotunda or Round Gothic Script, square rhetorical neumes Sister folio are in the following rare book libraries: Case Western Reserve University Cincinnati Public Library Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland Public Library Denison University Kent State University Kenyon College...
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15th Century and Earlier Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Vellum

Camel - Drawing by follower of Stefano Della Bella - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Camel is an artwork realized  in the 18th Century by an artisti follower of Stefano della Bella. Pencil Drawing.  The artwork is in good conditions . The artwork is depicted skill...
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18th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil

Portrait of a Newlywed by Casper Casteleyn, an artist of the Dutch Golden Age
Located in PARIS, FR
This marvelous portrait on vellum is the work of a rare Dutch Golden Age artist, Casper Casteleyn, who has also drawn a closely related portrait now at the Fondation Custodia in Pari...
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17th Century Old Masters Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Vellum, Chalk

Old Masters drawings and watercolor paintings for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Old Masters drawings and watercolor paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add drawings and watercolor paintings created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of orange and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Michela De Vito, Jan Pieter Verdussen, Jan Peeter Verdussen, and Augustin de Saint-Aubin. Frequently made by artists working with Ink, and Paint and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Old Masters drawings and watercolor paintings, so small editions measuring 1.89 inches across are also available. Prices for drawings and watercolor paintings made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $121 and tops out at $135,000, while the average work sells for $1,328.

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