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A Corner of the Dressing Room - British 40's exhib ballet portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This beautiful exhibited British 1940's interior portrait oil painting is by noted artist Francis Edwin Hodge. Painted in 1941 it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy that year e...
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Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Industrial WPA Mid-Century American Scene Modernism Industrial Mural Study
Located in New York, NY
Industrial WPA Mid-Century American Scene Modernism Industrial Mural Study. A label verso titles the work "Study for Fornca Mural." The painting itself measure 24 x3 6 inches and is...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

The Nuturing
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Jean Dominique Van Caulert, (1897-1979), although most often associated with his celebrity portraits and works for the theater, he was also a true symbolist in the tradition of the B...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"The Skaters" WPA American Winter Scene Mid-Century Modernism Figure Skating
Located in New York, NY
WPA American Winter Scene Mid-Century Modernism Figure Skating Olympics Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876 - 1952) "The Skaters (Variations on a Pattern by Signorelli)," 25 x 30 inches, oil...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Serenade
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Premiering for the first time in three decades, the original paintings of American artist Maurice Green. Born in 1908 in Latvia, Maurice Green studied with prominent artists of the d...
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Cubist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Portrait of Bert Lahr - The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz
Located in Miami, FL
Bert Lahr shined in the role of The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of OZ. Walt Kuhn was an American painter and an organizer of the famous Armory Show of 1913, which was America's firs...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Paysage - Landscape
Located in Geneva, CH
From 1920 to 1927 Baumann completed an apprenticeship as a decorative painter and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Cologne under Robert Seuffert. From 1927 to 1934, he studie...
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Contemporary 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rue De La Madeleine at Dusk
Located in Missouri, MO
Canvas Size: approx. 13 x 18 inches Framed Size: approx. 20.5 x 25 inches Provenance: Artist to Marshall Fields, Chicago to Private Midwest Collection Cortès was born in Lagny, F...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Moses Soyer, American 1899-1974 Portrait of a Woman
Located in Fairview, NC
In what appears to be the original frame 26" x 22" in the frame signed lower right. Please not the light glare in the photo is on me. I will try to re-shoot. Dedicated to art expr...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

'Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Eileen', University of Illinois, Chicago Bauhaus
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Painted circa 1945 by Robert Francis Gatechair (American, 1913-2000) and stamped verso with certification of authenticity. Acquired from the son of the artist. A bright and fresh, w...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Graphite

Untitled (Sausalito Hillside, California, Modernist Oil Painting, Houses, Trees)
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Modernist landscape of houses on a hill in Sausalito, California, by Hugh Weller (1898-1982), original oil painting on board depicts houses and trees on a hillside in colors ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Football Match Wolves Vs Man City 1947 Score 1:0 sporting portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb sporting portrait oil painting is by artist Sydney Poole. The painting depicts a football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City on 20th December 1947 ...
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Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Werner Reifarth Oil Paint on Canvas "Obskure Gesellschaft", ca. 1948
Located in Berlin, DE
Oil painting on canvas, circa 1948 by Werner Reifahrt ( 1919-1977 ), Germany. Signed on the back. Framed. Measurements: 37.4 x 30.71 in ( 95 x 78 cm ) Werner Reifarth ( 1919 - 1970 ...
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Cubist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

On The Beach Modern Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Marguerite Rousseau was born in 1888 in Belgium died in 1948. She is known​ for her French Impressionist style in her earlier work, she was painting parks, beaches, the woman with an...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Jean-René Chatelain, Carnation Vase, Oil on Canvas
Located in Saint Amans des cots, FR
Oil on canvas dating from 1946 by Jean-René Chatelain. Beautiful canvas of a neo-realism soothed. Measurements : with frame: 81x72x7.5 cm - 31.9x28.3x3 inches, without frame: 68x58 c...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Antique California Impressionist Fruit Harvest Signed Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American impressionist signed oil painting by Rose Baumruker. Oil on board, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image, 20"L x 16"H.
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Queen , 1947, by French Transgender Artist JM Poulain
Located in Paris, FR
By French famous Transgender artist, Michel Marie Poulain (Born Paris December 5, 1906. Died 1991) this rare oil on canvas it represents the Queen and her child in a style of som...
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Feminist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Diner" NYC New Yorker Illustration Mid-Century Modernism Realism American Scene
Located in New York, NY
"Diner" NYC New Yorker Illustration Mid-Century Modernism Realism American Scene Arthur Getz (1913-1996) "Diner," 29 x 20 inches. Caesin paint on paper, c. 1940s. Signed lower right...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Casein

MILITARY MUNITIONS American Modernism WPA World War II Modern Realism Historical
Located in New York, NY
MILITARY MUNITIONS American Modernism WPA World War II Modern Realism Historical. Howard Norton Cook (1901 – 1980) "Military Munitions," 20 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Sig...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Paris Fantacy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
HAROLD CHRISTOPHER DAVIES "PARIS" CHARCOAL, SIGNED AMERICAN, CALIFORNIA, C.1940S 24 X 18 INCHES Harold Christopher Davies 1891-1976 Harold Christopher Davies was a painter wit...
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Art Deco 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Charcoal

UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC
Located in New York, NY
UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) "Union Square," 24 x 36 inches. Oil on canvas, c.1940s, Signed lower center. A...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vintage French Modern Paris School Portrait of Young Clown Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Paris School oil painting of a young clown. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed illegibly. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 18"L x 22"H.
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Ashcan School Window Front Signed City Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist oil painting of a street view. Oil on board, circa 1930. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 5"L x 5"H.
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1946 WPA Ohio Artist Russel Limbach American Colonial Home Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Painting, Architectural study. Colonial style house with green shutters. Signed lower left "R. Limbach 1946". 22 1/2" high, 26" wide, sight 18 1/2" high, 22" wide. Artist informati...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

The Blitz Birth - British art c1942 World War II figurative interior oil panting
Located in London, GB
This stunning Modern British oil painting is attributed to noted British artist Louis Duffy. It was painted during World War II circa 1942 when Duffy, in his thirties, was serving in...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Le Bistrot du Coin - Post Impressionist Oil, Figures in Cafe Interior by Cosson
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A really wonderful oil on canvas by sought after French post-impressionist painter Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson depicting several figures in a French cafe interior. Signed lower right. ...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Deux jeunes femmes - Pointillist Oil, Nude Figures by Marie Vorobieff Marevna
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful pointillist oil on panel by Russian painter Marie Vorobieff Marevna depicting two nude young women - one redhead with a blue blanket wrapped round her waist and one brune...
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Pointillist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

'Woman Bearing Fruit', Polynesian Figural, Tropical Jungle, Pacific Islands
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right 'Muff' for Orla Muff (Danish, 1903-1984) and painted circa 1940. Orla Muff received his first formal instruction at the Copenhagen Technical School from 1917-21, ...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Destiny's Path, Hawaii by Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolistic and romantic 1940s figurative of pasteled orange figure journeying down path by Marguerite Louis Blasingame circa 1940-45. Marguerite and her husband Frank Blasingame wer...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Pavanne - 17th Century Court Dance - British exhibited Surrealist oil painting
Located in London, GB
Painted by "Modern British" Surrealist artist John Armstrong this oil/tempera on board depicts Pavanne. The Pavanne is a 17th century Court dance. The figures bunch up rhythmically a...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Tempera

Environs of Rome
Located in Miami, FL
Klett was an in-demand illustrator in the post-war period of the late 1940's and 1950's. and . His work appeared in many of the newsstand magazines at the time. This work is a pers...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Marc Chagall-Liberation, 1937–1945
Located in New York, NY
Marc Chagall's "Liberation" is an original Oil Painting on Canvas. Embedded with numerous of Chagall's iconic motifs, this piece elicits soft emotion through its warm color palette o...
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Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Surreal Old Master Style WPA Era Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist painting by Joep Nicolas (1897 - 1972). Oil on board, circa 1949. Signed. Displayed in a period frame.
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Grandmom
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Left Grandmom with grandson and dog
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Abstract Red and Blue Toned Color-Block Female Portrait
Located in Houston, TX
Buckley Mac-Gurrin, prominently known for his work as a Los Angeles Mural Painter, painted an abstract portrait of a female using a combination of geometric shapes with hues of red a...
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Abstract 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Black Stocking
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FLETCHER MARTIN "NUDE WITH BLACK STOCKING" OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AMERICAN, DATED 1940 30 X 25 INCHES CANVAS SIZE Original Frame Fletcher Martin 1904-1979 Martin was a painter...
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Art Deco 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Shove Ha'penny - British Impressionist art 40's Pub game interior oil painting
Located in London, GB
This charming figurative interior oil painting is by British artist William Edward Narraway. Painted in an Impressionist style with wonderful soft tones and heavy impasto, but strong...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Piccadilly - Post War London - British Impressionist art oil painting cityscape
Located in London, GB
A original oil on canvas/board which was painted and depicts post war London in 1946. Painted by Frank Waddington, it is a busy city view of Piccadilly. Finely painted, this work is ...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Parade Mexicaine by JEAN DUFY - Modern, Animals, Colourful, Fauve, Gouache
Located in London, GB
Parade Mexicaine by Jean Dufy (1888-1964) Gouache on Ingres paper 45.1 x 55.6 cm (17³/₄ x 21⁷/₈ inches) Signed Jean Dufy lower centre Executed circa 1948-1950 Provenance Galerie Kä...
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Fauvist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Wall Street Winter
Located in New York, NY
A view of Wall Street and Trinity Church in winter by the 20th century American artist Guy C Wiggins. Other artists who painted similar scenes include Childe Hassam, Johann Berthels...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Mexican Bar Scene —School of Diego Rivera
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
José Baqué Ximénez (1912-1999), 'Untitled (Mexican Bar Scene)', ink on paper, c. 1940. Signed in ink, lower right. A fine, modernist rendering in India ink, on heavy cream wove drawi...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Ink

Off Her Pins
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This is a fresh-to-the-market pin-up calendar painting by Arnold Armitage published in the 1940s by The Louis F. Dow Calendar Company, St. Paul, Minnesota. This bowling themed cheese...
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Other Art Style 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Conversation with Motherwell
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a just discovered magnificent oil painting by American artist Robert McIntosh (1916-2002.) Conversation with Motherwell, Is a tribute to American artist Robert Motherwell...
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Abstract 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Jean de GAIGNERON (1890 - 1976) A camp with horses, oil on panel
Located in Paris, FR
Jean de Gaigneron (1890-1976) A camp with horses Oil on cardboard 27 x 34 cm Modern frame : 39 x 47 cm Provenance : Estate of the Artist (not signed) In good condition Jean de Gai...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Fuel Oil Delivery
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Signed Lower Right
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

New Year's Baby Hitching to War
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Left The Saturday Evening Post unpublished cover, 1943 The story behind the New Year's Baby Hitching to War is a fascinating one: The...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Defense on the Sea Begins on the Shore
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Unsigned "Defense on the sea begins on the shore." Study for a World War II propaganda poster for the "Industry--The Arsenal of Democracy" series com...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

The Last Roman (for the poet, Ezra Pound)
Located in Missouri, MO
Ernest Trova (American, 1927-1909) "The Last Roman" Oct. 30, 1949 Oil on Board approx. 48 x 15 inches Signed Dated and Titled Verso *See the book, “Trova: Paintings, Sculptures and ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Illustration Board

Italian Flute Player Figurative Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3252 Acrylic on artist board set in a decorative vintage wood frame Image size 11,5x14.5
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Resting Mother with Child Figurative Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2620 Vintage original colored pastel on paper displayed in a gilt wood frame under glass.Arist unknown
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Pastel

Impressionist Figurative Landscape Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2646 Impressionist figurative landscape ,oil on artist board Displayed in a gilt wood frame Image size 19,5x15.5 overall 23.5x 19.5
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Italian Cobbler Figurative Painting by L. Colli
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-112 Italian oil on canvas Displayed in custom wood frame Image size 10.5x13.5" Signed A. Colli
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Sainted Sister
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Signed Lower Left Cosmopolitan Magazine, 1940
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

1949 Original Oil Figurative Russian Impressionism Soviet Realism "Factory Boy"
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
For over 20 years, Andre Kohn has been passionately collecting the works of classically trained master Impressionists from the Soviet Realism period (Russian Impressionism, 1930 -197...
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Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Impressionist Over sized Ballerina Figurative Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-3022 Ballerina a 1940's large scale oil on canvas Signed lower left by Carole Nelson,displayed in a gilt wood curved frame.
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Impressionist Figurative painting of a French Noble Woman
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2576 Oil painting on artist board set in a carved wood frame
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Impressionist Dutch Winter Scene Landscape Painting circa 1940
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2568 A Dutch Winter Scene,impressionistic style of a winter landscape.Oil on canvas applied to board,displayed in a gilt wood frame,signed lower left by Johanssen.Image size 17.5 ...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Lawbreaker Painting Figurative Plaque
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2984 Lawbreaker Painting Plaque,scene of Middle Ages court ,vintage Italian oil on wood panel.Signed E.B /2
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil