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Une Fille de la Nymphe - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting Young Beauty
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Une Fille de la Nymphe’ by Auguste-Émile Pinchart (1842-1920). This fine late 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, bespoke gold meta...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Big Ears", Dumbo Neue Constructivist Semi-Abstract Knife Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This painting is the first of a number of paintings about Walt Disney's characters, in different styles although all seen through Antony Squizzato's prism of Neue Constructivism. Th...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Reproach" Painting 51" x 59" inch by Hend EL Falafly
Located in Culver City, CA
"Reproach" Painting 51" x 59" inch by Hend EL Falafly GLOW All of the works in this collection depict the symbiotic exchange of energy between the female and the butterfly. Butter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Pencil

Robert Loughlin Brute Gay LGBT Contemporary NYC Oil Male Portrait "The Smiths"
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Brute Gay LGBT Contemporary NYC Oil Male Portrait "The Smiths" The 19 x25 oil on metal is signed and titled "The Smiths" on the verso. Loughlin was an artist and qu...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Metal

The Hopkins Family - Important Large Fine 18th Century English Oil Painting
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘The Hopkins Family’ by Johann Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810 (attributed). This very large fine 18th century Old Master oil painting has documented provenance going back 245 years. It featu...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

The Enchantress - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘The Enchantress’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas, depicting a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly, is signed by the artist and ha...
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Late 19th Century French School Portrait Paintings

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Oil

LOVE
Located in Denver, CO
Zoa Ace's "LOVE" is an original, handmade mixed media painting that depicts the Beatles portraits with LOVE lettering in red.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Wood

Carnations - Large 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait
By Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A.
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Carnations’ by Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833-1898). The painting is signed and inscribed by the artist verso, and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf Watts frame. As...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

The Lute Player - 19th Century French Impressionist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘The Lute Player’ by Jacques Martin (1844-1910). This large 19th century French oil painting is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, newly commissioned, gold metal...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Isabella Marshall - Very Large 18th Century Georgian Oil Painting
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Portrait of Isabella Marshall’ by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). This large fine early 18th century oil painting of a Georgian beauty is signed and dated 1719 and has provenance g...
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1710s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Waiting" Pencil & Acrylic Painting 39" x 51" inch by Hend EL Falafly
Located in Culver City, CA
"Waiting" Pencil & Acrylic Painting 39" x 51" inch by Hend EL Falafly * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 1-3 month. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Pencil

Augustus Saint-Gaudens - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Famous Artist
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
A portrait of ‘Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ by Henry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1929). The painting is signed by the artist. Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was the foremost American sculpt...
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Late 19th Century American Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

''Soap Bubble VII'" Contemporary Portrait Painting of a Girl with Pink Shirt
Located in Utrecht, NL
Karoline Kroiß (1975), born in Austria, mainly paints realistic female figures with acrylic paint on paper or canvas. The women in her work seem to be lost in thought, serene scenes...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

La Femme en Noir - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Le Femme en Noir’ by Eugène Accard (1824-1888). This fine 19th century French full-length portrait of a young Parisienne beauty is signed by the artist and presented in a superb qua...
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1880s French School Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"The Mid Modernist", Neue Constructivist Abstract Character Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Artist's comment : "Artworks from the "Duels" series concerns duality between instinct, the colored background, and reason, the black tracks, difficulty of making choices, small or g...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic

Poppaea Sabina - 19th Century Neoclassical Portrait Oil Painting Roman Empress
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Poppaea Sabina’ by William Henry Longmaid (1834-1919). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887, and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal l...
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1880s Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Mother, Child and Donkey - British 19th century genre oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely British 19th century genre oil painting is by Victorian artist Isaac Henzell. Painted circa 1860 it is a charming scene of a mother and child in the doorway of their cott...
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19th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Marine Blue" Oil painting 55" x 39" inch by Yousra Hafad
Located in Culver City, CA
"Marine Blue" Oil painting 55" x 39" inch by Yousra Hafad * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 1-3 month. Yousra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Lady in a Mauve Dress c.1660; Antique Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
This exquisite work is an accomplished example of the type of portrait in vogue in England during the last half of the seventeenth century. The highly keyed pallet of rich mauves, a...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman - British 30's art Slade School artist oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb stately male portrait oil painting is by noted British Slade School artist Reginald Grenville Eves. Painted circa 1939 the portrait is a fine example of Modern British in...
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1930s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Last Night" Oil Painting 43"x39" inch by Yousra Hafad
Located in Culver City, CA
"Last Night" Oil Painting 43"x39" inch by Yousra Hafad * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 1-3 month. Yousra Hafad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Madonna III, contemporary religious painting
Located in Paris, FR
Madonna III (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 100 cm × 100 cm. The artwork appears to be inspired by the Italian Renaissance painting iconography, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Samaritan (contemporary religious themed painting)
Located in Paris, FR
The Samaritan (2015), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 170 x 140 cm. Sold unframed. This work is inspired by another painting: The Good Samaritan (1880) b...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"A Sea Message" Pencil & Acrylic Painting 35"x47"inch by Hend EL Falafly
Located in Culver City, CA
"A Sea Message" Pencil & Acrylic Painting 35"x47"inch by Hend EL Falafly * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 1-3 mont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Pencil

"Your Shoulder", Neue Constructivist Semi-Abstract Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This artwork is from a new series of Antony Squizzato, which is somehow an evolution of the artist's famous Kisses series, marked by the confinement periods and the notion of isolati...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Hera - Large 19th Century Neoclassical Oil Painting of Greek Goddess
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Hera’ by Eduard Niczky (1850-1919). A fine 19th century neoclassical portrait of the Greek queen of the gods depicted in her golden diadem and yellow robe. The painting is signed by...
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Late 19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Madonna Virgin Paint 17/18th Century Maratta Oil on canvas Old master Italian
By Circle of Carlo Maratta (Camerano 1625 - Rome 1713)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Roman painter active between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century Circle of Carlo Maratta (Camerano 1625 - Rome 1713) Portrait of Madonna XVII-XVIII century O...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Golden Dots V" Contemporary Portrait Painting of Girl and Golden Dots
Located in Utrecht, NL
Karoline Kroiß (1975), born in Austria, mainly paints realistic female figures with acrylic paint on paper or canvas. The women in her work seem to be lost in thought, serene scenes...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

Pierrot smoking a Cigar - Impressionist Oil, Portrait by Armand Francois Henrion
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming oil on panel circa 1900 by French impressionist painter Armand Francois Henrion depicting a portrait of a Pierrot - a French clown - wearing white ruffles and a red hat an...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Mysterious" Oil painting 47"x35"in. by Yousra Hafad
Located in Culver City, CA
"Mysterious" Oil painting 47"x35"in. by Yousra Hafad * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 1-3 month.
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

La Coquette - 19h Century French Belle Epoque Portrait of Beautiful Parisienne
By Virgilio Tojetti
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘La Coquette’ by Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901). The painting -which depicts a young brunette reclining in a lavender chiffon wrap - is signed by the artist ‘Virgilio Tojetti, Rome’ an...
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Late 19th Century Academic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Eduardo Flo Guitart (1881-1958) - Fine, Large 1911 Oil, Girl with Chick
Located in Corsham, GB
This fine early 20th century portrait by the Catalan artist Eduardo Flo Guitart is both exquisitely rendered and wonderfully charming. A pretty young girl sits centre stage, holding ...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

FREE CHOICE
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed by the artist. Canvas is stretched.. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. All reasonable offers will ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Sleeping Girl - 21st Century Contemporary Oil Female Beauty Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
"Sleeping Girl" is a quintessential example of Yaroslava Tichshenko's style combining the ease, vibrance and spontaneity of impressionists and post-impressionists with the achievemen...
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2010s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Confessions n°12_Swan Scalabre_Oil/Wood/Wooden Frame_Female Portrait/Figurative
By Swan Scalabre
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
Swan Scalabre "Confessions n°12" Oil on Wood 9.25 x 7 in, framed Born in the Alpes de Haute Provence region of France in 1977, Swan Scalabre investigates the silent gaze placed on ...
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2010s Romantic Portrait Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Greyhounds Coursing, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Greyhounds Coursing, 18th Century John Nost SARTORIUS (1759-1830) Fine large 18th century English Greyhound coursing scene, oil on canvas attributed to John Most Sartorius. Good ...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a 1920's Lady - American Art Deco female portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
American artist Henry R Rittenberg painted this lovely 1920's Art Deco portrait oil painting. The painting is a standing half length portrait of a lady in a black coat with a white f...
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1920s Art Deco Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"The cool down," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
MJ Lindo's "The cool down" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a Black woman wearing a red patterned shirt with a black afro while eating a red popsicle. About the A...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Russian Icon Christ with Disciples
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive 19th century Russian icon depicting Christ with disciples painted on wood board and covered with silver and bronze oklad. Christ is centered with right hand giving benedic...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of King Philip III of Spain (1578-1621), early 17th Century
By Frans Pourbus the Younger
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait of King Philip III of Spain (1578-1621), early 17th Century Workshop of Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569–1622) Large 17th Century portrait of King Phillip Of Spain (1578-1...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Negation Scratch #6, female portrait, minimalism, oil, Figurative, Blue, Wood
Located in Riverdale, NY
Negation - Scratch #6, Oil and Charcoal on wood panel by San Francisco artist Jeffrey Palladini. It is 30x40. The painting is part of a new series based on the conceptual basis of ...
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2010s Minimalist Portrait Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil, Wood Panel

Portrait of german actress Charlotte von Hagn, from the Gallery of Beauties
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Portrait of Charlotte von Hagn. Munich School, circa 1830. Adhesive label with biographical information on the sitter verso. Oil on canvas. 80.5 x 104 cm. There is a graphic of this ...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Untitled" Blue Teal Bunny
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Untitled" Blue Teal Bunny Black gestured bunny on a teal background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 14 x 12 inches *Painting is framed - Please no...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Almeh on the Nile - Orientalist Oil Painting of Egypt Beauty Royal Academy 1910
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘An Almeh on the Nile’ by Walter Charles Horsley (1855-1921). The painting is signed by the artist and further signed and inscribed (verso) with the remains of the artist’s own label...
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Early 20th Century Academic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Love in a Shell", Kiss Neue Constructivist Semi-Abstract Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This new painting is the last original painting of the famous and very demanded "Kisses" series made by Antony Squizzato to this date, and also the only one still available. This se...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Girl
Located in moscow, RU
Girl, 2020, 75x55 cm
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2010s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Opium . Portrait Modern Impressionism Oriental Luxury Interior Pop-art Asia Girl
Located in Paris, FR
Sergey Bondarev creates his works with complete disregard for the conventions of the academic art that he studied in its entirety throughout 13 years of schooling. Interconnected com...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Varnish, Acrylic, Tempera

Portrait of a Tiger, looking at the painter/artist
Located in Southport, CT
Amazing portrait study of a Tiger, looking at the painter. The artist has portrayed the animal with great sensitivity and skill. The animal looks almost as if it's alive in the pain...
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2010s American Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

THE BOOT
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed and dated on front; signed, titled and dated on verso by the artist. Canvas size 24 x 30 inches. Frame size approx 26 x 32 inches. Artwork...
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1990s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Portrait John Charles Stahlschmidt (1791-1842) By Ramsay Richard Reinagle
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait John Charles Stahlschmidt (1791-1842) circle of Ramsay Richard Reinagle (1775-1862) Large 19th century portrait of British military officer John Charles Stahlschmidt, oil ...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Social Comment Urban Graffiti Manga Art by British Street Artist Chris Pegg
Located in Preston, GB
Social Comment Urban Graffiti Manga Art by British Street Artist Chris Pegg. Chris Pegg is a self-taught artist from Lancashire, UK. Chris Pegg is inspired by Mr Brainwash British ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Felt Pen, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Ink, Spray...

Alexander the Great Supreme
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed acrylic painting on canvas by American artist Jack Graves III (1988-) titled "Alexander the Great Supreme", 2021. Hand signed by Graves lower right. It is also sig...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Paint, Acrylic

"The Dream" Mixed media Painting 51" x 39" inch by Hend EL Falafly
Located in Culver City, CA
"The Dream" Mixed media Painting 51" x 39" inch by Hend EL Falafly Pencil Colors & Gold Paper on Acrylic & Canvas * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handlin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Gold

Black & White Female Figure Manhattan Woman in New York by British Urban Artist
Located in Preston, GB
A gritty, black & white urban landscape street scene of a woman in Manhattan, New York by leading British Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 36 x 36 inches Frame measures 41 x 4...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Acrylic

Andalusian Beauty - 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Spanish Girl
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Andalusian Beauty’ by Edward Charles Barnes (1838-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a gold metal leaf swept frame. All our paintings are sold in the finest...
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1860s Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

“Gaïa, the Mother Earth”, Blue & Green Map Hyper-realist Symbolist Oil Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This hyper-realist oil painting by Andrée Bars tells the terrible story of our thirsty mother earth. In Greek mythology, Gaïa is a primordial goddess identified as the "Mother Godde...
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2010s Symbolist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Assumption Of The Virgin, 17th Century
By Peter Paul Rubens
Located in Blackwater, GB
The Assumption Of The Virgin, 17th Century School Of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Large 17th Century Dutch Old Master depiction of The Assumption Of The Virgin, oil on panel. Exc...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Wood Panel, Oil

"Johnny Bigoudi" Vivid Colors Neue Constructivist Character Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
"Bigoudi" means "hair curler". Artist's comment : "Artworks from the "Duels" series concerns duality between instinct, the colored background, and reason, the black tracks, difficul...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Shop Antique and Vintage Portrait Paintings

An elegant and sophisticated decorative touch in any living space, portrait paintings have remained popular throughout the years and are widely loved pieces of art for display in many homes today.

Portrait paintings are at least as old as ancient Egypt, where realistic, lifelike depictions of the recently deceased — commonly known as “mummy portraits” — were painted on wooden panels and affixed to mummies as part of the burial tradition.

For centuries, painters have used portraiture as a means of expressing a subject’s nobility, societal status and authority. Portraits were given as gifts in Renaissance Europe, and a portrait artist might have been commissioned to help mark a significant occasion such as a wedding or a promotion to high office. Prior to the advent of photography, which eventually replaced painted portraits as a quicker and more efficient way of capturing a person’s essence, the subject of a portrait had to sit for hours until the painter had finished. And during the 18th century in particular, if an artist commissioned for a portrait struggled with how to adequately memorialize and capture a subject’s likeness, sometimes a portrait painting wasn’t completed for up to a year.

Whether it’s part of the gallery-style approach to your living-room or dining-room walls or merely inspiration as you devise an eye-grabbing color scheme in your home, a portrait painting is a timeless decorative object for any interior. A landscape painting or sculpture might give you the kind of insight into a specific region of the world or a different culture that you can ascertain only through art. Similarly, when you take the time to learn about the subject of a portrait painting that you bring into your home — the sitter’s history, the relationship between the sitter and the artist should one exist, the story of how the portrait came to be — that work can become intensely personal in addition to its place as an object for an art-hungry corner of your apartment or house.

On 1stDibs, visit a vast collection of famous portrait paintings or works by emerging artists. Search by medium to find the right portrait paintings for your home in oil paint, synthetic resin paint and more. Find portrait paintings in a variety of styles, too, including contemporary, Impressionist and Pop art, or search by artist to find unique works created by painters such as Mark Beard, Steve Kaufman and Montse Valdés.