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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
Portrait of Grace Saunderson, Viscountess Castleton (1635-1667) c.1665-67
Located in London, GB
Portrait of Grace Saunderson, Viscountess Castleton (1635-1667) c.1665-67 Sir Peter Lely and Studio (1618-1680) Titan Fine Art proudly present this work, which formed part of a coll...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Works Of William Hogarth From The Original Plates - 1820s - Old Master
Located in Roma, IT
Big In-folio Volume Baldwin and Cradock, London Majestic work collection most of Hogarth’s graphic production, printed from the original plates. Restored by James Heath. The Volume ...
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1820s Old Masters More Art

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Paper

Portrait of a Young Lady Holding an Orange c.1700, Exquisite Carved Gilded Frame
Located in London, GB
This work is a good example of the type of portrait popular in France during the last quarter of the 17th century. Depicted is a young girl with long hair and wearing a gown with bi...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Gold

Portrait of Hélène Ferrand, Marquise de Saint Germain Beaupré c.1675, Fine Frame
By Pierre Mignard
Located in London, GB
Portrait of Hélène Ferrand, Marquise de Saint Germain Beaupré c.1675 Studio of Pierre Mignard (1612-1695) Presented by Titan Fine Art, this sublime work is an outstanding example of...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil

Attributed to Cornelius de Neve, Portrait of John, Lord Belasyse
Located in London, GB
Attributed to Cornelius de Neve (circa 1612-1678) Portrait of John, Lord Belasyse (1614-1689) Oil on canvas; held in a period style carved polished wood frame. Dimensions refer to...
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Mid-17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Oil

Pair (2) Portraits William & Rachel Helyar c.1656 Lady Gentleman Old Master Oils
By Robert Walker
Located in London, GB
Portrait of Colonel William Helyar (1621-1698) and Rachel Helyar (c.1633-1678) c.1656 Circle of Robert Walker (act. 1637-1656) These fascinating portraits, presented by Titan Fine ...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Oil

Charles Jervas, Portrait of Joseph Mellish
Located in London, GB
Charles Jervas (1675-1739) Portrait of Joseph Mellish (1675-1733) Oil on canvas; held in a carved period frame Dimensions refer to size of frame. Provenance: Blyth Hall, Nottingh...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Oil

Portrait of Lady Margaret Aubrey Lowther c.1682-1692 Michael Dahl, oil on canvas
By Michael Dahl
Located in London, GB
This elegant and graceful portrait, presented by Titan Fine Art, was painted by Michael Dahl, whom by 1700 was the most successful painter in England - second only to Godfrey Kneller...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Katherine St Aubyn, nee Godolphin (1620-1662)
By Cornelius Johnson
Located in London, GB
Titan Fine Art are pleased to present this charming bust-length portrait, which is a good example of the style of portrait painted in England in the second quarter of the seventeenth...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil

Cuzco School Baptismal Dish
Located in New York, NY
Provenance: Manuel Ortíz de Zevallos y García, Peru; and by descent in the family to: Private Collection, New York. This impressive baptismal dish is an example of eighteenth-cent...
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18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Silver

Set of 3 Copper Plate Engravings, by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Located in New York, NY
G. B. Piranesi in his fifties was interested in archaeology and studied in Southern Italy where he produced drawings of Greek architecture
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18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Engraving, Handmade Paper

Follower of Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer – Still Life Oil on Canvas
Located in London, GB
Follower of Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (12 January 1636 – 20 February 1699) Still Life Oil on Canvas in Later Giltwood Frame Dimensions refer to size of frame. Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer ...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Oil

Roman Marble Bust of Emperor, 1st/2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Fine marble bust portraying a Roman Emperor, with signs of burnt due to fire on the surface.
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15th Century and Earlier Old Masters More Art

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Marble

17th Century Flemish Sculpture of a Religious Figure
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique carving of a saint or martyr. 17th century Flemish hardwood carving. Wonderful wear and rich color.
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Wood

Early 19th Century Pastel Depicting The Goddess Hebe
Located in London, GB
A fine early nineteenth century Regency Period pastel, depicting the goddess Hebe. Pastel upon paper, housed within a period circular mounted rectangular frame. In Greek mythology,...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters More Art

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Pastel

Henry Pickering, Portrait of a Gentleman
By Henry Pickering
Located in London, GB
Henry Pickering, Portrait of a Gentleman Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1759; held in a giltwood period frame Provenance: Lenygon & Morant Ltd. c.1900; Knoedler, October 1912 (Sto...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Oil

"Le Singe" The Monkey Tapestry
Located in Atlanta, GA
Belgian made, Jacquard woven with relief stitch. Fully lined with rod pocket for hanging. Cotton and rayon. Measurements are approximate.
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Late 20th Century Old Masters More Art

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Tapestry

Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi - Original Glass Art - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Garibaldi is an admirable piece of art painted on small glass, realized by anonymous artists of the 19th Century. Good condition. The tiny and small piece of glass art,...
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19th Century Old Masters More Art

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Glass

De Humana Physiognomonia
Located in Roma, IT
De Humana Physiognomonia - Libri IIII Original Title: Io: Bap-tistae Portae Neapolitani. De Hum. Physiognomonia. Libri IIII. Ad Aloysium Card. Estensem Vici Aequensis, Apud Iosephum ...
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16th Century Old Masters More Art

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Engraving, Paper

Accurata e succinta descrizione topografia delle Antichità di Roma
Located in Roma, IT
Complete title: Accurata e succinta descrizione topografia delle Antichità di Roma dell'Abate Ridolfino Venuti Cortonese Presidente all'Antichità Romane e Membro Onorario della Regia...
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Paper, Etching

Fine Portrait of Gentleman in Blue Coat & Powdered Wig c.1775, Rare Oil on Panel
Located in London, GB
A superb and rare example of the artist’s work. Titan Fine Art present this portrait, a fine example of the late 18th century English school, where the sitter is portrayed in a stan...
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18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Oil, Panel, Wood Panel

Portrait of Marquise de Lambert c.1765; Attrib to Joseph Duplessis, Fine Frame
Located in London, GB
With this portrait, Duplessis idealises both the beauty and the youthfulness of the sitter. The cheeks are enhanced with pink and the curves as well as the modelling reinforce the fe...
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18th Century Old Masters More Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of King William III, King of Great Britain c.1691; Antique Painting
By John Riley
Located in London, GB
This exquisite portrait belonged to a collection of artwork and family heirlooms of the Howard family at Greystoke Castle. Greystoke has over one thousand years of history and a lon...
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Joseph Telling his Dreams by Rembrandt van Rijn
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669 Dutch Joseph Telling His Dreams Etching on laid paper New Hollstein’s third state This highly important etching was created by the revered Dutch Old ...
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17th Century Old Masters More Art

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Laid Paper, Etching

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Located in New York, NY
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