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Romantic Art

ROMANTIC STYLE

In emphasizing emotion and imagination, romantic art shifted away from the restraint of classicism and neoclassicism that had dominated art in Europe since the Renaissance. Romanticism achieved its greatest popularity in art, literature, music and philosophy between 1780 and 1830, although its expression of individual experiences ranging from awe to passion informed culture in the decades after.

Landscape painting was especially popular during the romantic period, as were nature studies of wild animals and fantasies of exotic lands. Romanticism varied across Europe as it reacted to the rise of industrialization, a more personal relationship with faith that was distanced from the church and the rationalist thinking of the Enlightenment.

British painters such as John Constable and J.M.W. Turner responded dramatically to the light and atmosphere of the natural world, while William Blake conveyed humanity’s connection to the divine in his visionary art. In Germany, the late-18th-century Sturm und Drang, or Storm and Drive, movement, with its probing of the unconscious, inspired a sense of mystery in work by romantic artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge. In France, where the French Revolution had turned tradition upside down, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix used lush brushwork to paint monumental canvases with tumultuous scenes of nature and history.

The romantic movement and its subject matter were a significant influence on the Pre-Raphaelites, Symbolists and the American painters of the Hudson River School, as well as on other cultural movements in the 19th and 20th centuries that saw artists build on this perspective in which art was guided by emotion rather than reason.

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Style: Romantic
Portrait of an elegant woman in the park at sunset. Circa 1845
Located in Firenze, IT
Portrait of an elegant woman in the park with a white handkerchief at sunset. Circa 1845. The painting depicts a young woman with a delicate and luminous porcelain-like face, possi...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

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Oil, Board

19th century cat portrait painting - "Le Chat " - Ragamuffin - Maine coon
Located in Antwerp, BE
Adorable 19th century cat painting "Le Chat" painted by Alexandre Clarys This mesmerising cat gazes intently at the viewer, whilst the artist has captured his fluffy fur and sparkl...
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Late 19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ceiling of the Paris Opera House
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Ceiling of the Paris Opera House The value is in the beautiful framing. Please note the shipping cost as the piece is very large (frame is 47" x 47"). In 1960, the Minister of ...
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20th Century Romantic Art

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Ink, Paper

Primrose and Foal: A Brood-Mare, late the Property of his Grace the Duke of Graf
Located in Boston, MA
From Celebrated Horses, Grundy 24. A fine chine applique impression in fine condition with full margins. A proof before letters. Exhibited at the Marietta/Cobb Museum in the "Celebr...
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19th Century Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Orientale
Located in New York, NY
Signed, lower right: Fantin Provenance: Gustave Tempelaere (1840–1904), Paris; possibly by descent to his son: Julien Tempelaere (1876–1961) and with F. & J. Tempelaere, Paris, prob...
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1890s Romantic Art

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Paper, Canvas, Oil

Attributed to Charles de Steuben (1788-1856) Portrait of a man, oil on canvas
Located in Paris, FR
Attributed to Charles de Steuben (1788-1856) Portrait of a man, oil on canvas 22 x 18 cm In a modern frame : 35,5 x 31,5 cm The attribution of this small portrait to Charles de St...
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1840s Romantic Art

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Oil

Harlequin Clown entitled "Little Queen" by Philippe Alfieri
Located in Clinton Township, MI
Harlequin Clown entitled "Little Queen" by Italian/American artist Philippe Alfieri (1921-2009); limited edition lithograph titled & signed by the artist
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20th Century Romantic Art

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Lithograph

The Easter Bonnet - Romantic Portrait Oil Painting by Gustave Jean Jacquet
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed oil on panel portrait circa 1890 by French Romantic painter Gustave Jean Jacquet. The work depicts a young redheaded woman wearing a red velvet jacket lined with white fur. On her head she is wearing an Easter bonnet trimmed with leaves. Signature: Signed lower right Dimensions: Framed: 14"x11.5" Unframed: 10"x7.5" Provenance: Baron Fine Art...
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1890s Romantic Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Adèle Kindt, Portrait Of A Lady With Roses & Forget-Me-Nots
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This fine mid-19th-century oil painting by Belgian artist Adèle Kindt (1804-1884) depicts a lady wearing a beautiful white off-the-shoulder dress with an attached posy of pink roses ...
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1850s Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Sheep and a chicken in their stable
Located in Gent, BE
Oil on canvas Signed and dated left center: “1859” also signed on the back. Discover the serene beauty and meticulous craftsmanship of Eugène Verboeckhoven in this luminous paintin...
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19th Century Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Sheep and ducks resting
Located in Gent, BE
Oil on panel Signed lower right and also signed on the back. “Je soussigné déclare que/ce tableau ici contre est/original/Eugène Verboeckhoven/Schaerbeek les Bruxelles 1865” Immer...
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19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Poster design - Bugatti - Romantic Figurative Oil by Mariano Alonso Perez
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed figurative oil on canvas by Spanish romantic painter Mariano Alfonso Perez. The piece is a post design for the launch of the Bugatti Aerolithe. A woman dressed in red is sitti...
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1930s Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Romantic Landscape of Scandinavian Enchanted Forest, Large Lake Print Cyanotype
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype. Lovely scene of a hidden pond in a Scandinavian forest. Details: + Title: Scandinavian Enchanted Forest + Year: 2024 + ...
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2010s Romantic Art

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Photographic Film, Emulsion, Watercolor, Photographic Paper, C Print, Co...

Siren. Original Contemporary.Watercolor Painting.Fairy.Mythical.LP Cover-esque
By Liz Wall
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Liz Wall. Welsh ( XX - XXI ). Siren. Watercolor and Ink. Signed and Dated 2011 Lower Right. Image size 11.4 inches x 18.9 inches ( 29cm x 48cm ). Frame size 25.6 inches x 26.8 inch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Woman with Birds
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Alvar Title: Woman with Birds Year: c.1980 Medium: Color lithograph Paper: Wove Image size: 18.5 x 24.5 inches Framed size: 26.5 x 32.65 inc...
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Late 20th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Lithograph

French romantic school Drawing black chalk and goiache HORTIN steam boat 19th
Located in PARIS, FR
Charles HORTIN (Attributed to) (XIX) Black chalk and white gouache Signed lower right 12 x 16 cm
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Paper, Chalk

French romantic school PETIT Paris view architecture Saint Denis 19th
Located in PARIS, FR
Antoine-Baptiste PETIT Paris, 1800 – Versailles, 1864 Watercolor 18 x 27 cm Antoine-Baptiste Petit was a decorative painter and teacher of perspective. He produced views of Paris in...
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1830s Romantic Art

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Watercolor

Religious Painting Good Samaritan French school 19th romantic Sketch
Located in PARIS, FR
French school in the middle of the 19th century Oil on wood 25 x 23.5 cm Trace of a signature at bottom left
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

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Oil

Still life of Tazza with red grapes- 17th Century Style Contemporary Still-life
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Cornelis le Mair "Still life with Tazza with red grapes" 55 x 42 cm ( painting) Framed the size is 93 x 79 cm (This by the artist handmade frame is included in the price) Painted i...
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2010s Romantic Art

Materials

Wood Panel, Oil

‘Landscape with Cows and Sheep in a wide river landscape’, Eugène Verboeckhoven
Located in Bruges, BE
Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven Warneton 1798 – 1881 Schaarbeek Belgian Painter ‘Landscape with Cows and Sheep in a wide river landscape’ Signature: signed and dated lower mid-right 'E...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

French Romantic school, Portrait of a young soldier, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French Romantic school, circa 1830 Portrait of a young soldier, pencil on paper Framed under glass : 38 x 30 cm It's a vintage frame, probablly original but I had the back redone T...
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1830s Romantic Art

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Pencil

Disegno figurativo del romanticismo fiorentino matita su carta del XIX secolo
By Giuseppe Bezzuoli
Located in Florence, IT
Il disegno, sebbene non firmato, proviene dalla collezione degli eredi di Giuseppe Bezzuoli, come riconoscibile dallo stemma ovale Macciò Parri che si trova in basso a sinistra, ed è...
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1820s Romantic Art

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Paper, Pencil, Chalk

Allegorical mythological figurative bronze from the 19th century
Located in Florence, IT
Marble-based bronze statuette depicting Cupid, holding an arrow in his hand, walking caressing a lion's mane, lowered in the act of affectionately licking his little foot. The subjec...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

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Marble, Bronze

‘Cats Playing around a Mirror’ by Joseph Bail (1862 – 1921), French Painter
Located in Bruges, BE
Joseph Bail Limonest 1862 – 1921 Paris French Painter ‘Cats Playing around a Mirror’ Signature: signed lower right ‘Bail Joseph’
 Medium: oil on canvas
 Dimensions: image size 45,5...
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19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

‘Fishermen’s Cove with two fishing boats on the beach’ by Johan Hendrik Meijer
By Johan Hendrik Louis Meijer
Located in Bruges, BE
Johan Hendrik Louis Meijer Amsterdam 1809 – 1866 Utrecht Dutch Painter ‘Fishermen’s Cove with two fishing boats on the beach’ Signature: signed lower right ‘L Meijer’
Medium: oil o...
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19th Century Romantic Art

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Oil, Panel

‘Peasant Children walking the Donkeys’ by Edgar Bundy (1862 – 1922), dated 1885
Located in Bruges, BE
Edgar Bundy Brighton 1862 – 1922 London British Painter ‘Peasant Children walking the Donkeys’ Signature: signed lower right and dated ‘Edgar Bundy 1885'
Medium: oil on canvas
 Dim...
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Late 19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

‘Meal Time for all’ by Hermann Werner (1816 – 1905), signed and dated 1870
By Hermann Werner
Located in Bruges, BE
Hermann Werner Samswegen 1816 – 1905 Düsseldorf German Painter ‘Meal Time for all’ Signature: signed lower right and dated ‘H. Werner. 1870
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: image ...
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Late 19th Century Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'A Walk along the Snowy Landscape’ by Franciscus Lodewijk Van Gulik, dated 1878
Located in Bruges, BE
Franciscus Lodewijk Van Gulik Maastricht 1841 - 1899 Rotterdam Dutch Painter 'A Walk along the Snowy Landscape’ Signature: signed lower right and dated 'Frans van Gulik 1878' Mediu...
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19th Century Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Miniature 19th Century Austrian Pastoral Oil on Wood
Located in Soquel, CA
Original Miniature 19th Century Austrian Pastoral Figurative Oil Painting on Wood Painted in the manner of late Romanticism, this charming miniature pastoral landscape by Edmund Fri...
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1870s Romantic Art

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Gesso, Oil, Board

French romantic painting Oil on paper TANCARVILLE castle Normandy 19th
Located in PARIS, FR
Victor LEFRANC Paris, 1812 - ? Oil on paper 33 x 42 cm (44 x 52 cm with frame) Inscription on the verso 'Tancarville / 1839" and stamp from the Georges Lhoste collection Painter of ...
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1830s Romantic Art

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Oil

Painting oval KUWASSEG Marine beach boats french romantic Normandy 19th
Located in PARIS, FR
Charles Euphrasie KUWASSEG Draveil (Essonne), 1833 – Paris, 1904 Oil on wooden panel Signed and dated lower right “C. Kuwasseg fils / July 57” 36 x 28 cm (42 x 36 cm with the frame)...
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1850s Romantic Art

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Oil

Horse British painter - 19th century figure painting - Hunting knight
Located in Varmo, IT
English painter (19th century) - Rider and hunting greyhounds. 28 x 22 cm without frame, 40 x 33 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on wood, in a gilded wooden frame. Condition r...
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Late 19th Century Romantic Art

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Oil, Panel

Romantic French Painter - 19th century figure painting - Gallant interior
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter (19th century) - The arrival of the letter from the suitor. 35.5 x 29 cm without frame, 52.5 x 46.5 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in a contemporary ...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Large oil from 1902 - German school - A portrait of Sisterly love
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sweet and large oil painting "Sisterly love" signed and dated 1902 by August Algermissen The present painting depicts two sisters seated in an interior, the youngest is gleefully lo...
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Early 20th Century Romantic Art

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Oil, Canvas

Flowering. 2015, canvas, oil, 60x80 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Flowering. 2015, canvas, oil, 60x80 cm
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2010s Romantic Art

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Oil, Canvas

Landscape with birch trees. 2010, canvas, oil, 79x137 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Landscape with birch trees. 2010, canvas, oil, 79x137 cm
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2010s Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream- Etching-J.P. Simon After J.H. Fussli-1796
Located in Roma, IT
Midsummer-Night's Dream is an original etching engraved by Jean Pierre Simon after the iconic romantic painting by Heinrich Füssli in 1790. Titled on plate: Midsummer-Night's Dream, Act IV, Scene I: A wood - Titania, Queen of the fairies, Bottom, fairies attending Mint conditions with little tears along the margin, and a glued tear in the center. Some light little foxings. The original oil painting is displayed at Tate Britain in London. It was commissioned for the Boydell Shakespeare...
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1790s Romantic Art

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Etching

Fabulous stories by live fire. 2002, canvas, oil, 80x106 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Fabulous stories by live fire. 2002, canvas, oil, 80x106 cm
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Early 2000s Romantic Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Frédéric Millet (1786-1859) Portrait of a gentleman, 1849 watercolor signed
Located in Paris, FR
Frédéric Millet (1786-1859) Portrait of a gentleman, 1849 signed and dated lower right Watercolor on paper 36 x 27,5 cm framed : 44 x 35 cm Frédéric Millet is rightly renowned fo...
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1840s Romantic Art

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Watercolor

Seagulls in the snow. 1994. Canvas, oil, 70x112 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Seagulls in the snow. 1994. Canvas, oil, 70x112 cm
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1990s Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Orpheus - Late 20th Century British watercolour by Robert O'Rorke
Located in London, GB
ROBERT O’RORKE (Born 1945) Orpheus Signed and dated l.r.: Rbt O’Rorke ’93; signed, dated 1993 and inscribed The Dance No.3 on a label attached to the backboard Watercolour on grey ...
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1990s Romantic Art

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Watercolor

Moonlight over the Lake, 1912, By Swedish Artist Wilhelm Dahlbom
Located in Stockholm, SE
We are pleased to present this exquisite piece by Swedish artist Wilhelm Dahlbom, entitled "Moonlight, Idö, 1912". This work captures the serene reflection of moonlight on water, the...
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1910s Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

Charlotte Shore Daughter of 1st Lord Teignmouth. Portrait in India 1792 to 1795.
By Arthur William Devis
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Arthur William Devis. English ( b.1762 - d.1822 ). Portrait of Charlotte Shore, Daughter of the 1st Lord Teignmouth 1790 - 1864. Oil on Canvas. Oval Image size 26.2 inches x 20.5 in...
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Early 19th Century Romantic Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Citadel, Cairo, The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. American Orientalist
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Edwin Lord Weeks. American ( b.1849 - d.1903 ). In the Citadel, Cairo, before The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha Watercolor. Monogram Lower Right. Image size 8.3 inches x 5.3 in...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Golden Age of Illustration Romance Story, Man Woman Relationship - Green Yellow
Located in Miami, FL
This impeccably rendered mid-century double portrait of a quarreling man and woman exhibits a supreme academic training knowledge lost in almost all contemporary art. It features an ...
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1960s Romantic Art

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Mixed Media, Gouache, Pencil, Graphite

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Une Affection Tacite - Large 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Lovers
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Une Affection Tacite’ by Adèle Kindt (1804-1893). The painting – which depicts a young woman and her ardent admirer – is signed by the artist and dated 1862. Born into a family o...
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1860s Romantic Art

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Oil

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

Delacroix, Composition, Trente et un Dessins et Aquarelles du Maroc (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Lithograph on fine vélin paper, mounted on archival mat-board, as issued. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Good Condition; never framed or matted. Notes: From the folio, Eugène De...
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1920s Romantic Art

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Lithograph

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