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Old Masters Figurative 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
Landscapes Finder (Buscador de paisajes) Figurative painting. Old masters style
Located in Segovia, ES
Landscape Finder. Goyo painted this intriguing painting in 1994, when his inspiration from the old masters was most noticeable. The artist declares: “I feel a powerful attraction to ...
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1990s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Saint Louis IX of France
By Antonio Balestra
Located in London, GB
Provenance Noble Collection, Lombardy We are grateful to Professor Enrico Lucchese and Professor Andrea Tomezzoli for confirming the attribution of this work. Antonio Balestra wa...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Joseph Pardons his Brothers
By Giulio Carpioni
Located in London, GB
Provenance Noble Collection, Italy We are grateful to Professor Bernard Aikema for confirming the attribution of this work. Giulio Carpioni was most likely born in Venice in 1613...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cleopatra
Located in London, GB
Provenance Private Collection, Paris Gabriel Revel was born in 1642 in the town of Chateau-Thierry in the province of Champagne. Although the name of his father is unknown, his pro...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Raquel. Figurative woman's portraits on abstract background.
Located in Segovia, ES
Raquel. Images of woman on abstract background. Mixed media on panel. Measurements: 81 x 65 x 0.5 cm / Framed 103 x 87 x 5 cm In inches: 31.89 x 25.59 x 0.2 " / Framed 40.55...
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1990s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Wood Panel

PRIVATE READINGS - Angelo Granati Italian Figurative Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in Napoli, IT
Private readings - Angelo Granati Italia 2013 This is his reinterpretation of a greatest old master painting "Comparisions"by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Oil on wood cm. 15x25. Fram...
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2010s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Bronze

Early 19th century French figure painting - Napoleon portrait - Oil on canvas
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter of the first half of the 19th century - Portrait of a gentleman, probably Napoleon in exile on the Island of S. Elena. 109 x 89 cm without frame, 139.5 x 119.5 cm wit...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Grapes Are Harvested by a Follower of Jacopo Bassano, Oil on Copper, 1600s
By Jacopo Bassano
Located in Stockholm, SE
This little 17th-century oil painting on copper is by a follower of Jacopo Bassano (also known as Jacopo dal Ponte) The motif is called "The Grapes Are Harvested ", a well-known moti...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Copper

Self portrait of a young man, dashing bohemian French or Russian painter sketch
Located in Norwich, GB
It is nice to live with someone who has charisma, and that goes for a portrait, too. I have greatly enjoyed sharing a home for past last week with the young man presented here, with ...
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Mid-19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Alessandro Gherardini (studio) - Ascension of the Virgin, Free Shipping
Located in Stockholm, SE
Alessandro Gherardini (Italy 1655‑1726) Studio of Ascension of the Virgin oil on relined canvas canvas size 33.66 x 26.96 inches (85.5 x 68.5 cm) frame 38.97 x 31.88 inches (99 x 8...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A Beautiful and Large Marine - A Ship in Two Positions Off Dover
By William John Huggins
Located in London, GB
William John Huggins (1781-1845) A Ship in Two Positions Off Dover oil on canvas Unsigned 33 x 45 inches, inc. frame William John Huggins, of whose parents nothing is known, repute...
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19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Elise Ansel, Revelations II, Oil on Linen
Located in London, GB
Oil on Linen 61 x 45.7 cm 24 x 18 in. ----- Ansel deconstructs pictorial language and authorial agency in order to excavate and liberate meanings buried beneath the surface of the wo...
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2010s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

19th century English portrait of a lady, possibly after Sir Anthony van Dyck
Located in Woodbury, CT
Very well painted 19th century English portrait of a 17th-century style lady. Possibly a copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck the world-famous portrait painter. This piece is stunning a...
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1830s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

HUGE 17th CENTURY OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING - EXTENSIVE BATTLE SCENE MANY SOLDIERS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French/ Italian School, 17th century, circle of Jacques Courtois (French, 1621-1675) Very fine quality large scale 17 th century Battle Scene, from the circle of Jac...
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Mid-17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

INSIDE SCENE - Carlo Passarelli Italian figurative oil on carboard painting
Located in Napoli, IT
INSIDE SCENE - Italian figurative oil on carboard painting, cm.17x29, Carlo Passarelli, 1900s
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Early 1900s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Madonna and Child
Located in New York, NY
Provenance: Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley, Draycott Park, Wiltshire, England. Henry Doetsch, London; his sale, Christie’s, London, 22–25 June 1895, lot 251, as ...
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16th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

17th Century Classical Oil Painting - Diana With Her Attendants in a Grotto
By Abraham van Cuylenborch
Located in London, GB
Abraham van CUYLENBROCH (1620-1658) Diana With Her Attendants in a Grotto 1651 signed oil on panel 12.2 in x 15.7 inches, inc. frame; 31 x 40 cm Provenance: Sale of Sotheby's Lo...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Icon of the Mother of God of Tikhvin
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by an unknown Russian artist. “Icon of the Mother of God of Tikhvin” is a painting, pigments on wood panel from the 18th century. The artwork is unsigned.
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Pigment

18th century Flemish figure painting - Interior Tavern mandolin - Oil on panel
Located in Varmo, IT
Dutch painter (18th century) - Interior of a tavern with a mandolin player. 35 x 28 cm without frame, 52 x 46 cm with frame. Oil on panel, in a wooden frame. Condition report: Goo...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

A self portrait of the artist at his easel
By James Northcote b.1746
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
James Northcote R.A. (Plymouth 1746-1831 London) A self portrait of the artist at his easel Oil on canvas 30 x 25 in Provenance The Collection of John Fleming Leicester, 1st Lord de...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Still life - Original Oil Painting - Mid-17th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Still life is an old master artwork realized around 1650 by an Anonymous artist. Mixed colored oil on canvas. This beautiful artwork has an oval shape and depict flowers. Mint co...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

17th century Venetian figure painting - Bacchanal - Oil on canvas Carpioni
By Giulio Carpioni
Located in Varmo, IT
Giulio Carpioni (Venice 1613 - Vicenza 1678) - Bacchanal. 53 x 66 cm without frame, 67 x 81 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a carved, lacquered and gilded wooden frame. Condition...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century Old Master "Disarming Cupid" Original Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th Century Old Master "Disarming Cupid" Original Oil Painting Fine antique oil painting depicting a scene of women disarming cupids as they sleep. Original oil on canvas Dimens...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18thC Dutch Golden Landscape Oil Painting on Panel Figures in Ferry Boat l/scape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Ferry Boat Dutch School, 18th century oil painting on wood panel, framed framed size: 16 x 20 inches condition: overall very good, slight crazing showing to the paint within the ...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Huge 16th century Spanish portrait of a young lady - Royal court Pearl
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare late 16th century Spanish Old Master portrait of a young lady This fine, life-sized portrait depicts a young lady holding a red flower. She is wearing an elaborate and highly l...
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16th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

The Lamentation of Christ, 16th Century Oil Old Master
Located in London, GB
Circle of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio 1483 - 1561 Oil on panel Image size: 20 ½ x 16 ½ inches (52 x 42 cm) Handmade contemporary style gilt frame The lamentation of Christ was one of the mo...
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16th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Shipping in Stormy Waters, Attributed to Italian Artist Francesco Guardi
Located in Stockholm, SE
The splendour of the tragic sea Francesco Guardi and maritime painting in Venetian art No Venetian painter was a stranger to the sea. After all, Venice was not only one of the mos...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Italian School Late 17th - Early 18th "Cherubs (B)" Pen drawing of Putti
Located in SANTA FE, NM
"Cherubs" (B) Pen and Ink drawing of Putto Italian School Late 17th early 18th century. Pen and ink on paper 6 ½ x 17 ½ (22 ½ x 11 ½) inches Scenes of putto and a faun celebrating ...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Pen

17th century follower of Rubens, two military men on horse back in a landscape
Located in Woodbury, CT
17th century English/Dutch School, in the manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens A very interesting and well-painted 17th-century oil on canvas of two men seated on horseback in a landscap...
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1680s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th century English Antique landscape with men fishing on a river landscape
Located in Woodbury, CT
Exceptional late 18th-century English landscape. Very much in the style of the Dutch 17th-century old masters, this painting has all the quality and delicate brushstrokes of that pe...
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1790s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Classical Oil Painting - Mythological Male Nude Holding A Staff
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: British School, contemporary Title: Classical Male Nude holding a staff. Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed. Size: painting: 20 x 16 inches, frame: 25.75 x 2...
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20th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Classical 19th Century European Painting Figures in Ancient Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian/ French School, 19th Century Title: Classical Landscape Medium: gouache painting, framed image: 15.75 x 24.5 inches Provenance: private collection, UK C...
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19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Abraham and the Sacrifice of His Son Isaac by Adriaen Van Stalbemt, C. 1605-1610
Located in Stockholm, SE
Artist: Adriaen van Stalbemt (Stalbempt) 1580-1662 Title: Abraham and the Sacrifice of His Son Isaac “Das Opfer des Abraham” According to the Old Testament, God put Abraham’s faith ...
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Early 1600s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Copper

Portrait of a Young Man, a newly discovered painting by Jean-Baptiste Wicar
By Jean-Baptiste Wicar
Located in PARIS, FR
Mrs. Maria Teresa Caracciolo, art historian and specialist of the painter, confirmed after an inspection of the painting that she was in favour of its attribution to Wicar. From a st...
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1780s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Mahogany, Oil

Painting Lesson Circle of Van Den Bossche Oil on Canvas Old Master 17/18th C.
By Balthasar van den Bossche
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Flemish school, late 17th/early 18th century Balthasar van den Bossche (Antwerp 1681-1715), workshop The painting lesson Oil painting on canvas 55 x 46 cm. in antique, carved and g...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Early 19th century French landscape painting - Port Scene - Oil on canvas Vernet
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter (early 19th century) - Seascape with fishermen. 46 x 56 cm without frame, 61 x 71 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a coeval frame in carved and gilded wood. Conditi...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Fine 1800's Original Oil Painting Figure in Arcadian Landscape Golden Light
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Golden Hour by William Traies (British 1789-1872) oil painting on canvas, framed framed size: 26 x 23 inches condition: very good and presentable provenance: private collection, ...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Banquet Attrib to Van Den Hoecke Religious Oil on Table Old Master 17th Century
By Gaspar van den Hoecke (Antwerp, 1585 - 1648)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Gaspar van den Hoecke (Antwerp, 1585 - 1648) Herod's banquet Early 17th century oil on panel, with gold highlights (in the guise of Salome and in the curtains of the building in the...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

17th century Italian old master portrait, of the head of a Saint with Greybeard
By Follower of Jacopo Bassano
Located in Woodbury, CT
17th-century Italian old master portrait, of the head of a Saint with Greybeard. Very interesting and well-painted study in oils of an old master head . The quality of the painting ...
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1660s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Fine 18th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting Madonna & Child with Goldfinch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Madonna & Child, with Goldfinch 18th century Italian School oil painting on canvas within antique oval gilt frame overall size: 33 x 28 inches condition: very good indeed provena...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Laban Demanding the Return of the Teraphim from Rachel - Dutch Old Master art
By Willem van Nieulandt II
Located in London, GB
This very busy oil on panel is a Dutch Old Master painting dating to around 1620 by artist and poet Willem van Nieulandt. It is an incredibly detailed and colourful scene composed of...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Follower of Balthazar Ommeganck , Dutch School, early 19th century, Shepherdess
By Balthasar Paul Ommeganck
Located in Harkstead, GB
A charming rustic scene of a shepherdess herding her stock of cattle, sheep and goats through an Italianate landscape. Follower of Balthazar Paul Ommeganck (1755-1826) A shepherdess...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Portrait of Thomas Samwell of Upton
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Philip Mercier (1689-1760) Portrait of Thomas Samwell of Upton Signed Ph Mercier pinxit, Ano 1738 lower right Oil on canvas Canvas size 30 x 25 in (76.2 x 63.5 cm) Framed size 37 x 3...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Lady Bagot - Niece to the Duke of Wellington
Located in Miami, FL
The sitter is Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesly-Pole, eldest daughter of William, 4th Earl of Mornington and niece to the Duke of Wellington. This is one of Hoppner's best works. The sitt...
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1780s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Fine Antique Female Portrait Drawing Sanguine Chalk Head Study
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Italian School, early 19th century Head Portrait red chalk drawing on paper, unframed painting: 13.75 x 8.5 inches Condition report: The painting is in good and sound condition tho...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Chalk, Pastel, Pencil

" Old Master Oil Painting, Le Dejeuner Rustique" Workshop of Mathieu Le Nain
By Mathieu Le Nain (Called le Chevalier)
Located in ludlow, GB
"Le Dejeuner Rustique" - Oil on Canvas - Framed Workshop of Mathieu Le Nain, called Le Chevalier (Laon 1607 - 1677 Paris) Not Signed as was usual with the 17th Century Old Masters, t...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Spanish School 19th century, Santa Justa and Santa Rufina, oil on canvas
Located in Paris, FR
Spanish School of the 19th Century Santa Justa and Santa Rufina Oil on canvas 40 x 27 cm In quite good condition, the paint surface presents numerous crackings as visible on the phot...
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1840s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Juliet and her Nurse with the Page Peter from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
By Henry Perronet Briggs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Henry Perronet Briggs, Attributed to, English (1793 - 1844) Title: Juliet and Her Nurse with the Page Peter from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Year: circa 1820 Medium: Oil o...
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1820s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Early 19th century French landscape painting - Port Scene - Oil on canvas Vernet
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter (early 19th century) - Seascape with fishermen. 46 x 56 cm without frame, 61 x 71 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a coeval frame in carved and gilded wood. Conditi...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Antique Oil Painting after Cristofano Allori
By Alessandro di Cristofano Allori
Located in Berlin, DE
Judith with the head of Holofernes, antique oil painting after Cristofano Allori. Painting has been restored. Dimensions without frame. Frame has some damage.
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Late 17th Century Italianate landscape with figures amongst classical ruins
Located in Taunton, GB
Late 17th Century oil painting by Wolfgang Magnus Gebhardt of an Italianate landscape with figures amongst classical ruins Signed Oil On Canvas 14 ¾ x 19 ¼ inches 37.47 x 48.8 cm In ...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

LADY IN BLACK-In the Manner of G. Bodini-Italy figurative oil on canvas painting
Located in Napoli, IT
LADY IN BLACK - Oil on canvas painting, Eugenio De Blasi, Italy, 2011 This is his reinterpretation of a greatest old master painting by Giovanni Boldini. Gold leaf gilded and mohogan...
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Early 2000s Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Winged Putti Paint Oil on canvas Baroque 17th Century Mitological Michelangelo
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Attributed to Giovanni Battista Merano (Genoa 1632 - Piacenza 1698) Pair of winged cherubs with chains Genoese school, around 1670-80 Oil on canvas, 67 x 57 cm. Framed 89 x 78 cm. ...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Huge Classical Roman Ruins in Arcadian Landscape, 18th Century French Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Ancient Ruins French School, 18th century oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 35 x 46 inches framed: 41 x 52 inches condition: overall very good, the canvas has an old reline ...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

17th century Dutch Old Master painting - Riverscape along the Rhine river
Located in Antwerp, BE
17th Century Dutch Painting, Jacobus Storck, Capriccio Of A Town Along The Rhine" Jacobus Storck (Amsterdam, 8 September 1641 - there, after 1692) was a Dutch painter of the Age of ...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Circumcision Christ Lairesse Flemish Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century
By Gérard de Lairesse (Liège 1641 - Amsterdam 1711)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Gérard de Lairesse (Liège 1641 - Amsterdam 1711), attributed Circumcision of Christ Oil on canvas, 120 x 102 cm., In frame 138 x 119 cm. The painting, of excellent quality and cons...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

1700'S ITALIAN OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING FIGURES IN CLASSICAL RUINS LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian School, first half 18th century (circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini 1691-1765) Title: Figures in a Classical Italianate Landscape with ancient Roman Ruins. Me...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

FINE 18thC ITALIAN OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING - FIGURE RESTING BEFORE SUNSET LAKE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian School, 18th century. Title: Sunset landscape with figure resting before a lake. Medium: oil painting on canvas, period gilt framed Size: canvas: 28 x 24 ...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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