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Fine 18th Century English Aristocratic Portrait of a Lady Oval Canvas Gilt Frame
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School, circa 1740's Title: Portrait of a Lady, traditionally identified as 'Anne of Chesterfield'. Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: painting: ...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman, 18th Century British Oil
By Sir Allan Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Allan Ramsay 1713 - 1784 Portrait of a Gentleman Oil on Canvas Image size: 30 x 25 inches Period gilt frame Painter to King George III and widely recognised as one of the most t...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a gentleman
By Allan Ramsay
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Allan Ramsay Scottish, (1713-1784) Portrait of a Gentleman in a Blue Jacket & Lace Jabot Oil on canvas Image size: 29.5 inches x 24.5 inches Size including frame: 37 inche...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a boy
By Robert Byng
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Robert Byng British, (1666-1720) Portrait of a Boy Oil on canvas Image size: 28.5 inches x 23.5 inches Size including frame: 34.5 inches x 29.5 inches A fine half-length ...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century Portrait Oil Painting of a Noble Gentleman
Located in Gallatin, TN
18th Century Portrait Oil Painting of a Noble Gentleman Oil on Canvas Depicts a gentleman from nobility in what appears to be formal 16th/17th century attire with a chain or clasp ...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Lawyer Nonotte Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century France Art
By Donatien Nonotte (Besançon 1708 - Lyon 1785)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
18th century French portrait painter - Attributed to Donatien Nonotte (Besançon 1708 - Lyon 1785) Portrait of a lawyer Oil on canvas 100 x 82 cm., In the frame cm. 131 x 111 cm. Th...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Girl, 18th Century Oil Old Master
By George Knapton
Located in London, GB
George Knapton 1698-1778 Portrait of a Girl Oil on canvas Image size: 20 x 18 inches Original giltwood frame This beautiful half length portrait  of a young woman, turned to left, g...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century Portrait
Located in Greenwich, CT
18th century Oval Portrait of a noble man wearing a silk embroidered vest and royal blue velvet Jacket Fine example of golden age portraiture, exquisite colors and expression. unfra...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Mrs Faber, 18th Century Oil Painting
By Thomas Hudson
Located in London, GB
THOMAS HUDSON 1701 – 1779 Portrait of Mrs Faber Oil on canvas Image size: 29 x 24 ½ inches Contemporary gilt frame Mrs Faber was the wife of John Faber Jr., the son of John Faber...
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18th Century and Earlier Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Lady, Old Masters 18th Century Oil
By Thomas Hudson
Located in London, GB
Thomas Hudson 1701 – 1779 Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 30 x 25 inches Original carved giltwood frame Hudson had many assistants, and employed the specialist drapery ...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Of A Man Oil On Canvas 18th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Oil on canvas. Portrait of a gentleman at his writing desk; the award the man received stands out in the middle. It's a member of the Negri family, historical rich family from the Ab...
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18th Century Other Art Style Portrait Paintings

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Oil

  • Portrait Of A Man Oil On Canvas 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Man Oil On Canvas 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Man Oil On Canvas 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Man Oil On Canvas 18th Century
H 46.86 in. W 38.19 in. D 2.76 in.
Portrait of Mrs Harborough - British 18th century art portrait lady oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of noted portrait artist Enoch Seeman. Seeman came from Poland to England as a youngster with hi...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Mrs James Hoste - British 18th century art portrait oil painting
By John Vanderbank
Located in London, GB
This superb large three quarter length British Old Master portrait in a landscape oil painting is attributed to circle of John Vanderbank the Younger. Painted circa 1738 the sitter i...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th to 19th Century English Oil Portrait
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th to 19th Century English Oil Portrait Original oil on canvas Canvas dimensions 26" wide x 34" high The frame measures 31.75" wide x 39" high No visible signature Good antiqu...
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Early 19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Phillip, 6th Viscount Wenman.
By Nathaniel Dance-Holland
Located in London, GB
Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1750-1811) was an English portrait painter and one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Justly celebrated in his lifetime he won several...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a man in armour
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller Dutch, (1646-1723) Portrait of a Man in Armour Oil on canvas Image size: 37.25 inches x 27.25 inches Size including frame: 44.25 inches x 34.25 inches P...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a girl with an orange
By Robert Byng
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Robert Byng British, (1666-1720) Girl with Orange Oil on canvas Image size: 29 inches x 24 inches Size including frame: 36 inches x 31 inches A half-length portrait of a ...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Canon Oil on Canvas Italian School 18th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Oil on canvas.The portraited prelate is holding a letter with a date 1760 at the bottom right; on top the name of the beneficiary, the illustrious SIr Reveredn ; in the ceneter the r...
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18th Century Other Art Style Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Mme de Noirmont", Oil on Canvas Portrait, circa 18th Century
By (circle of) Nicolas de Largillierre
Located in Detroit, MI
This painting titled "Mme de Noirmont" is an oil on canvas work from the studio of Nicolas de Largilliere, one of the most prolific and esteemed French portrait painters of the 18th ...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Adhesive, Oil

18th Century large scale portrait oil painting of a lady with a lamb
By Arthur Pond
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Attributed to Arthur Pond British, (1701-1758) Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 50.75 inches x 41.5 inches Size including frame: 58.5 inches x 49.25 inches A fine large...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Sarah Wagstaff Playing Piano - Scottish 18th century oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb late 18th century portrait oil painting is attributed to noted Scottish Old Master artist Alexander Nasmyth. Painted circa 1780 the sitter is a young woman, Sarah Wagstaf...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Silvestra Monypenny - British 18th century art female oil painting
By Thomas Beach
Located in London, GB
This lovely British 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to the manner of Thomas Beach. The sitter is Silvestra Monypenny when she was about 12. She is the on...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman Commoner at Oxford, 18th Century Oil on Canvas
By James Northcote b.1746
Located in London, GB
James Northcote Portrait of a Gentleman Commoner at Oxford Oil on canvas Image size: 30 x 25 inches (76 x 63.5 cm) Original gilt frame
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Cleric - British 18th century art Old Master oil painting
By Joseph Highmore
Located in London, GB
This fantastic portrait oil painting is attributed to British Old Master Joseph Highmore and was painted in 1770. The half length standing portrait is of a Cleric, dressed in his wig...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Late 18th Century English Family Portrait
Located in Houston, TX
English family portrait from the late 18th century. The canvas is aged accordingly with newsprint from October 1847. The painting is framed in a decorative gold frame with an open ba...
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Late 18th Century Naturalistic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th century oil portrait of Margaret Peg Woffington by Jeremiah Davison
Located in London, GB
Margaret 'Peg' Woffington, was born in Dublin around 1714. Her charm and beauty as a child attracted much attention quickly resulting in her first stage role at the precocious age of...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman, Fine 18th Century Kent Frame, Antique oil Painting
Located in London, GB
This portrait formed part of a collection of pictures of the Finch family, the Earls of Aylesford, at their impressive ancestral home, Packington Hall, Warwickshire. The Packington ...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Canon Oil on Canvas Center-Italian School 18th Century
Located in Milan, IT
OIl on canvas. Center-Italian School. The prelate is waring a traditional habit and he is holding a boog of prays of which is keeping the mark by putting his finghers between the pag...
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18th Century Other Art Style Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Fine 18th Century French Oil Painting Portrait of a Gentleman with Pen
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French School, 18th century Portrait of a Gentleman oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 26.5 x 20.5 inches framed: 30 x 24 inches condition: decorative and in presentable order, r...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century Baroque Anthoni Schoonjans Portrait of a Cantor Oil on Canvas
Located in roma, IT
Oil painting on canvas depicting Portrait of a young Cantor, attributed to Anthoni Schoonjans (1655 - 1726). The portrayed subject shows himself to the public with his hairstyle dis...
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Mid-18th Century Baroque Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Lady, 18th Century Old Masters Oil Painting
By Frans van der Myn
Located in London, GB
Frans van der Mijn 1719 - 1783 Portrait of a Lady Oil on oak panel Image size: 6 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches (17 x 16 cm) Period gilt frame Van der Mijn came from a family of Dutch artists and h...
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1750s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Joseph Benwell Original Oil Painting 18th Century
By Sir Allan Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Sir Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 Portrait of Joseph Benwell Oil on canvas, inscribed with sitter's name and dated 1756 Image size: 31 x 25 inches Original gilt frame The portrait has a l...
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1750s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Of Mrs Siddons, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of Mrs Siddons, 18th Century Artist signature indistinct - Identified as Actress Mrs Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) Fine Large 18th Century portrait of Mrs Siddons, oil on canv...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Robert Monypenny with Racket - British 18th century art oil painting
By Thomas Beach
Located in London, GB
This lovely British 18th century Old Master oil painting is attributed to the manner of Thomas Beach. The sitter is Robert Monypenny (1771-1834) aged seven. He is the youngest son of...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman in a Fur Hat, Early 18th Century French School Oil
By Hyacinthe Rigaud
Located in London, GB
Circle of Hyacinthe Rigaud Early 18th Century Portrait of a Gentleman in a Fur Hat Oil on canvas Image size: 20½ x 16¼ inches Period gilt frame Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659–1743) wa...
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Early 18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Elizabeth Banks - British 18th Century art Old Master oil painting
By Joseph Highmore
Located in London, GB
This Beautiful British 18th century British Old Master portrait oil painting is by noted artist Joseph Highmore. Painted circa 1740 it is a half length portrait of a young woman, Eli...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Young Boy Thomas Wagstaff - Scottish art 18th century oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb late 18th century portrait oil painting is attributed to noted Scottish artist Alexander Nasmyth. Painted circa 1790 the sitter is of the Wagstaff family, either Thomas o...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Of A Lady Wearing A Bonnet, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Lady Wearing A Bonnet, 18th Century English School Fine Large unusual English School portrait of a lady wearing an elaborate bonnet, oil on canvas. Good quality and ...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Of Girl Holding A Spaniel, 18th Century
By Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of Girl Holding A Spaniel, 18th Century school of Jean-Baptiste GREUZE (1725-1805) Large 18th Century French portrait of a girl holding a spaniel, oil on canvas from the ...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Old Master Portrait of a Gentleman - British 18th century oil painting
By Michael Dahl
Located in London, GB
This stunning 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to Swedish born, England based artist Michael Dahl. Painted circa 1690 it is a sumptuous half length portrai...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a lady in an ermine trimmed cloak
By Sir Godfrey Kneller
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller Dutch, (1646-1723) Portrait of a Lady in an Ermine Trimmed Cloak Oil on canvas Image size: 26.5 inches x 22.5 inches Size including frame: 33.5 inches x...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Two Boys with a Bird - British 18th century Old Master oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb British Old Master oil painting is by John Opie. Painted circa 1790 the painting is of two young boys, one with a fledgling bird on his raised hand. The focus is on their...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Madam van Robais - French Old Master oil painting 18th century art
Located in London, GB
This fine French Old Master portrait oil painting on canvas dates to circa 1770 and is attributed to the circle of Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun. The sitter is Madam van Robais. The van R...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th c. Italian Portrait Oil Painting LA BELLA After Titian
Located in Gallatin, TN
Description Remarkable 18th Century Portrait Oil Painting after the Italian master Titian (Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio 1488 - 1576) Entitled LA BELLA (Woman in a Blue Dress)...
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18th Century Renaissance Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century French School - believed to be a Russian Countess Fine large 18th century French School side portrait of a lady believed to be a Russian Countess, ...
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

  • Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century
  • Portrait Of A Lady, 18th Century
H 29.53 in. W 25.6 in.
Portrait Of A Gentleman & His Estate, 18th Century
By Arthur Devis
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Gentleman & His Estate, 18th Century attributed to Arthur DEVIS (1712-1787) One of a matching pair - the other is believed to be the brother Large 18th century Engl...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Of Wilson's Arabian & Groom, 18th Century
By Thomas Spencer
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of Wilson's Arabian & Groom, 18th Century attributed to Thomas Spencer (1700-1763) Fine large 18th Century English study of 'Wilson's Arabian' oil on canvas attributed to...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Portrait Of A Gentleman, 18th Century - American School
By Gilbert Stuart
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A U.S. Statesman, 18th Century Important American Revolutionary Era Portrait - School Of Gilbert STUART (1755-1828) Fine large 18th century American portrait of a US S...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Portrait of a Lady' 18th Century oil on canvas cicle of Godfrey Kneller c1700
Located in Frome, Somerset
A good 18th century period portrait of a Lady, follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt (1646-1723) . oil on canvas 30"x 25,1/2" , 76.5cmx 64.5cm The original 18th century carved wood gilt...
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18th Century Baroque Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th to 19th Century Woman in Yellow Original Oil Portrait c.1800
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th to 19th Century Woman in Yellow Original Oil Portrait c.1800 Original oil on linen over board The frame is not period to the painting, but still looks good Oil painting dimen...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Portrait of Isabella Marshall - Very Large 18th Century Georgian Oil Painting
By Sir Godfrey Kneller
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

Fine 18th Century British Oil Painting Portrait of Two Children with Spaniel Dog
By circle of Thomas Gainsborough
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of Two Children with a Spaniel English School, 18th century circle of Thomas Gainsborough (British 1727-1788) oil painting on canvas, antique gilt frame canvas: 24.5 x 29.25...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

John Hoppner 18th C. English Portrait Oil Painting "Girl with Drum"
By Sir John Hoppner
Located in Gallatin, TN
18th Century English Folk Art Portrait "Girl with Drum" attributed to the great English portrait artist John Hoppner (London 1758-1810) Oil on Canvas Depicts an 18th Century toddle...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Lady in Mob Cap - British Old Master 18th century art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This charming British Old Master Regency pastel portrait is attributed to John Russell RA. Painted circa 1790 the composition is a blonde woman in pretty mob cap with a blue ribbon. ...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th Century Venetian School Portrait of a Bishop Oil on Panel Green Brown Black
Located in Sanremo, IT
Painting oil on panel measuring 40 x 30 cm without frame and 48 x 38 with frame representing a great bishop of the Venetian school from the first half of the 18th century. Very curi...
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Early 18th Century Italian School Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress - Portrait 18th Century
By Allan Ramsay
Located in London, GB
Allan Ramsay 1713 - 1784 Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress Oil on Canvas, signed and dated 1747 Image size: 29¼ x 24¼ inches Period gilt frame Painter to King George III and w...
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1740s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

English Portrait Of A Gentleman & Holding A Letter, 18th Century
By Arthur Devis
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Gentleman & Holding A Letter, 18th Century attributed to Arthur DEVIS (1712-1787) One of a matching pair - the other is believed to be the brother Large 18th centu...
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18th Century English School Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

English 18th Century Portrait Painting of Giles Moore
Located in Bath, GB
Portrait of Giles Moore by Christopher Steele (1733-1767), three-quarter length, standing beside a table in an interior, wearing a grey silk jacket with blue and silver brocade waist...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Josiah Boydell in Hunting Attire, 18th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait of Josiah Boydell, nephew of John Boydell, in Hunting Attire, 18th Century English School circa 1780 Late 18th century English School portrait of a young gentleman Josiah...
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18th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th century portrait of William Craven, 6th Baron Craven
By Thomas Beach
Located in Bath, GB
Portrait of William Craven, 6th Baron Craven of Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire (1738-1791), three-quarter length, standing in an interior, wearing a blue silk embroidered waistcoat un...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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18th Century Portrait Oil Paint For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact 18th century portrait oil paint you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. There are many Old Masters, Impressionist and Modern versions of these works for sale. If you’re looking for a 18th century portrait oil paint from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. When looking for the right 18th century portrait oil paint for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, brown, gray and gold. A 18th century portrait oil paint from Thomas Beach, Sir Godfrey Kneller, George Romney, Thomas Hudson and Nathaniel Dance-Holland — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Artworks like these — often created in oil paint, paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a 18th Century Portrait Oil Paint?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a 18th century portrait oil paint in our inventory may begin at $574 and can go as high as $522,000, while the average can fetch as much as $8,379.

Finding the Right Portrait Paintings for You

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.

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