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1900’s French Impressionist Oil Mother & Child Walking Country Lane in Sunshine
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French Impressionist painter, early 1900’s oil painting on canvas, unframed painting: 10 x 13
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Impressionist WPA Woman Ballerina Portrait Oil Painting
By Richard Hook
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted early 1900's oil painting. by Richard Hook. Great color and composition. Nicely
Category

1940s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Early 1900's English Impressionist Oil Painting Beautiful Sunset Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
English School, early 1900's oil painting on wood panel, unframed inscribed verso measures: 7 x
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Antique Scottish Highlands Oil Painting Sunset over the Loch, signed & framed
By Arthur Stanford
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sunset in the Scottish Highlands by Arthur Stanford, signed and dated 1900's oil painting on canvas
Category

Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Scottish Highlands Oil Painting Sunset over the Loch, signed & framed
By Arthur Stanford
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sunset in the Scottish Highlands by Arthur Stanford, signed and dated 1900's oil painting on canvas
Category

Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Impressionist Roaring 20's Elegant Nocturnal Party Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Up for sale here is a really impressive early 1900's oil painting by William Clarke Rice, Jr. (1875
Category

1930s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Early 1900's French Impressionist Portrait of a Lady Beautiful Gilt Frame
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Portrait of a Lady" French School, early 1900's oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 48cm x
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cupids Playing Very Large Bacchanal Rococo Scene Antique oil painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Bacchanal Cupids Playing French School, early 1900's oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 22 x
Category

Early 20th Century Rococo Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Italian Coastline Turquoise Sea Signed Antique Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Italian Coast Italian School, circa 1900's indistinctly signed oil on canvas, unframed canvas
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Italian Impressionist Signed Oil Painting Coastal Beach Scene & Mountain
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Italian Coastline Italian School, circa 1900's indistinctly signed signed oil on canvas
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's English Dog Painting Portrait of Great Dane standing in Garden, signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
left titled verso to a label oil painting on board, framed framed size: 13.5 x 13.5 inches condition
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

Dreamy French Impressionist View from Window over Green Garden Landscape oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French Impressionist early 1900's, most likely an unfinished sketch hence not
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Coastal Seascape Sand Dunes 1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting
By Maurice Georges Poncelet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Coastal Landscape by Maurice Georges Poncelet (French, 1897-1978) oil painting on board, signed 9.5
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's French Portrait of Lady with Earings Framed Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady with Earrings French School, early 1900's oil on board, framed framed: 16 x 12
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's, Oil on Board Impressionstic Landscape Painting Signed Paul Kujal
Located in Plainview, NY
An oil on board landscape painting by artist Paul Kujal Austria (1894 - 1965). The painting depicts
Category

Early 20th Century Paintings

Materials

Paint

French Rooftops in the Snow 1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting
By Maurice Georges Poncelet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Winter Rooftops by Maurice Georges Poncelet (French, 1897-1978) oil painting on board, signed 14 x
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Farm Fields in Landscape Signed 1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting
By Maurice Georges Poncelet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Landscape by Maurice Georges Poncelet (French, 1897-1978) oil painting on board, signed verso 9.5 x
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Country House in Green Landscape 1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting
By Maurice Georges Poncelet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Landscape by Maurice Georges Poncelet (French, 1897-1978) oil painting on board, signed initials
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING - PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, early 1900's Title: Portrait of a Man Medium: oil painting on
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1990s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

1900's French Impressionist Signed Oil Painting View of Old Chateau Steps
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French Impressionist artist, early 1900's, indistinctly signed Title: The Old
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Study of Nude Lady 1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting Working Sketch
By Maurice Georges Poncelet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Model Sketch by Maurice Georges Poncelet (French, 1897-1978) oil painting on board, signed 14
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

Pigeons Doves in Ornamental Park Landscape, Early Bird original oil painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School, early 1900's Title: Doves or Pigeons in an ornamental park
Category

Early 20th Century Victorian Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's French Oil Painting Impressionist Portrait Sketch Portrait Young Lady
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of Young Lady French School, early 1900's period oil on canvas, unframed canvas: 26 x 21
Category

Early 1900s Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting Frozen Rowing Lake Snowy Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
front corner oil painting on board/ panel, unframed size: 9.5 x 13 inches condition: overall good and
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Antique Paris School Early 1900's French Impressionist Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique French impressionist portrait oil painting of two young girls. Oil on board. No signature
Category

1920s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Montmartre Paris Windmill Early 1900's French Signed Oil Painting Figures
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Le Moulin French School, early 20th century signed oil on board unframed board: 10 x 13.5 inches
Category

Early 20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Huge 1900's Italian Impressionist Signed Oil Painting Shepherd Talking to Nude
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Shepherd with Flock and Nude Lady by Fountain Italian School, circa 1900's indistinctly signed, 'R
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900’s French Impressionist Signed Oil Wheatsheaves in Golden Harvest Fields
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French Impressionist artist, early 1900’s signed oil on board, framed size: 9 x 12 inches board
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Huge 1900's European Fine Oil Painting Elegant Figures Dining Lakeside Terrace
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Elegant figures drinking a toast by Hans August Lassen (1857-1938) Danish oil on canvas, framed
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Early 1900s Victorian Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's French Impressionist Signed Oil Painting Boats in Harbour Double Sided
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Boats in Harbor/ Villa in Landscape French School, indistinctly signed oil painting, framed double
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's French Impressionist Oil Painting Portrait of Elderly Lady in Mirror
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
century extensively inscribed verso with details oil on canvas canvas: 22 x 18.5 inches provenance
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's French Post Impressionist Oil Painting Gnarled Trees in Old French Town
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Old Town French Post-Impressionist artist, circa 1900's oil on canvas, unframed canvas: 16 x 13
Category

Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

1900's French Impressionist Oil - Panoramic Rooftop View over Village Houses
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French Impressionist School, early 1900's Title: The French Village Medium: oil
Category

Early 20th Century French School Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Early 1900's French Impressionist Signed Oil Couple in Green Lake Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
moody and atmospheric colors to it. Medium: oil on canvas, unframed Painting: 24 x 19.5 inches
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Nabis School Early 1900s French Oil Painting Lady in Blue Scarf in Floral Garden
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady in a Garden French School, early 1900's typical of the Nabis School movement oil
Category

Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

1960's French Modernist Signed Oil Man Driving 1900's Vintage Car
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Car Driver Medium: signed oil painting on canvas, framed and inscribed verso. framed: 16.75 x
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900's French Post Impressionist Oil Painting Portrait of Lady Seated in Chair
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady in a Chair French Post-Impressionist artist, circa 1900 oil painting on canvas
Category

Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas

1900's French Post-Impressionist Signed Oil Female Artist Still Life Objects
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Les Blanches Roses by Louise Derival, French early 20th century signed oil on canvas, framed in a
Category

Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1900s "Chief" Native American Portrait With Red Blanket Painting
Located in Arp, TX
R. Koehler Chief 1900s-1930s oil on canvas 9"x.25"x12" framed 11.5"x2.5"x14.5" Signed lower right
Category

Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Early 1900's French Oil Oil Portrait of Nude Lady Smoking Cigarette in Interior
By Jean Desire Bascoules
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 13 x 16 inches Provenance: bought directly from
Category

Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

EARLY 1900'S ENGLISH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED OIL - STILL LIFE ROSES IN ORNATE VASE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Roses" English School, early 1900's signed oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 44cm x 34cm
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

1900's French Impressionist Oil Doges Palace Piazza San Marco Venice Sunlight
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, early 1900's Title: Venice bathed in golden sunlight, showing the
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Adolph Kronengold (1900-1986) - Alaska Landscape Oil on Board, ca 1940’s
Located in Baltimore, MD
his ability to construct an energetic composition from nature. The painting is oil on board and
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1940s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's French Impressionist Portrait of an Elderly Lady Beautifully Painted Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady French School, early 20th century oil on canvas, unframed canvas: 18 x 15 inches
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's French Impressionist Signed Oil, Still Life of Roses Yellow & Pinks
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, early 20th century Title: Still Life of Roses Medium: signed oil
Category

Early 20th Century Victorian Interior Paintings

Materials

Oil

Superb c.1900's French Impressionist Signed Oil Wild Meadows & Trees Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
. Medium: oil on canvas, unframed Canvas: 10.5 x 16 inches Provenance: private collection, France
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Antique French Signed Oil, Beautiful Young Lady in Fashionable Hat, circa 1900's
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, circa 1900's, signed Title: Portrait of a Young Lady wearing a hat
Category

Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Paesaggio invernale, 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Pastelli su carta applicata a tela. Firmato in basso a sinistra. Il grande paesaggio è completamente dominato dal gioco di colore: diviso in due emicampi dati dal cielo e dalla terr...
Category

20th Century Other Art Style Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Paesaggio invernale, 1900s
Paesaggio invernale, 1900s
H 38.19 in W 38.19 in D 2.37 in
FRANK HOBDEN (1859-1936) FINE 1900s ENGLISH IMPRESSIONIST OIL - RIVER SKETCH
By Frank Hobden
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Overhanging Trees" by Frank Hobden (British 1859-1936) oil painting on board, unframed painting
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's British Impressionist Signed Oil Rocky Seascape with Sailing Ship at Sea
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ship at Sea RICHARD HESKETH (1867-1919) oil on canvas, framed signed and dated 1902 framed: 24 x
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

British Bulldog Original 1900's English Dog Painting Portrait of Bulldog signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Bulldog In A Landscape J White (British 19th/20th Century) oil on canvas, framed signed and dated
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Early 1900s Victorian Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

1900's Horses at the Trough
By William Lemos
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming mid century oil painting of two horses at watering trough by William M. Lemos, Santa Cruz
Category

Early 1900s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard

Fine 1900's French Belle Epoque Period Portrait of a Lady, signed & dated oil
By French Belle Epoque
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Belle Epoque Lady French School, signed and dated 1907 oil painting on canvas: 24 x 19.5 inches
Category

Early 1900s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Tornado by Swedish Artist Pelle Swedlund, Early 1900s, Oil on Canvas
Located in Stockholm, SE
We have a stunning painting by the Swedish artist Pelle Swedlund (1865-1947) that is available for
Category

1910s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Birds Nest and Apple Blossoms Oil on Linen Gump's S.F. Store 1900 by Rose Elliot
Located in Soquel, CA
Birds Nest and Apple Blossoms Oil on Linen Gump's S.F. Store 1900 by Rose Elliot Very well executed
Category

Early 1900s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Diorama, abstract landscape oil painting
Located in Basalt, CO
painting was inspired by the story of Fritz Haber, who in the early 1900’s was the first to discover a
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Old 17 Mile Drive, Carmel California Landscape Early 1900s Oil on Linen
Located in Soquel, CA
Old 17 Mile Drive, Carmel California Landscape Early 1900s Oil on Linen Gorgeous early 20th century
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Canal Scene, Possibly Paris. Painted Early 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
For sale is a captivating painting by the Swedish artist, Rikard Lindström (1882-1943). Depicting a
Category

Early 1900s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Laid Paper

Signed Antique French Impressionist Oil Painting Children Playing in Park
By Louis Abel-Truchet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
In the Park by Louis Abel-Truchet (French 1857-1918) *see below signed oil on canvas, unframed
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Impressionist Cityscape, Oil Painting Dutch Artist, Paris Landscape Scene
By Arnoldus Oldenhave
Located in Surfside, FL
Hengelo, Haaksbergen and Amsterdam. Working mainly in oil he is most famous for streetscapes of European
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

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1900s Oil Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of 1900s oil paintings available for sale. A selection of these works in the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Old Masters styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the 1900s oil paintings that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, gray, black and blue. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Henri Duhem, Marie Duhem, Duncan Davidson, Hayley Lever and Joseph Christian Leyendecker produced especially popular works that are worth a look. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in oil paint, paint and fabric. Large 1900s oil paintings can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 1 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are 1900s Oil Paintings?

The average selling price for 1900s oil paintings we offer is $3,940, while they’re typically $295 on the low end and $1,118,750 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring abstract, landscape and still-life paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way.

Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.

Questions About 1900s Oil Paintings
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To identify an oil painting, look closely at its surface. Compared to other paintings, pieces produced in oils usually show off a variety of textures across the canvas, and the paint will appear layered on. If you're looking to determine the name, age or creator of a work, try snapping a photo with your smartphone’s camera and conducting a reverse image search online. Shop a diverse assortment of oil paintings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Oil paint was invented during the 7th century A.D. The earliest examples of oil paintings have been traced to Afghanistan and depict scenes related to the Buddhist religion. Records dating back to the 12th century indicate that early Christian monks in Europe used oil paints to decorate furniture, and a century later, some artists began finishing tempera paintings with touches of oil paint. It wasn't until the 15th century that oil paints became a common medium for European painters, when Flemish artists like Jan van Eyck began favoring them over tempera. Explore a variety of oil paintings on 1stDibs.
  • Lilac Gallery Ltd.March 17, 2021
    An abstract oil painting and an artwork that is made with oil paint on a medium like canvas, wood board, or other panels like canvas board. And the 'abstract' term refers to the Movement & Style of the piece. As abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of imagery in art, the artist creates a painting where the subject, shape, form, color, and line, is created with no particular references of the world but as a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from its vision.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    To maintain oil paintings that you purchased for your home, experts suggest that you keep them out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to the sunlight coming in from a window can fade the colors in your painting. Do not hang your oil painting near a heat source or where it can get wet (bathrooms and kitchens are not safe for your oil painting).

    You may wish to dust your oil painting so that layers of dust don’t begin to gather on its surface. This should only be considered to remove loose dust. Never spray any chemical substance on your oil painting. Do not use a damp cloth to dust your oil painting. (Again, your painting should not be exposed to moisture.)

    To remove loose dust, use a soft brush that measures approximately one to two inches wide with natural-hair bristles. Do not use a dust cloth or a feather duster, as those items may catch or leave threads or feathers behind. Do not apply pressure or dust your painting for an extended period of time.

    If you think that your oil painting is considerably dirty or believe that other issues may be at work, experts strongly suggest that you consult with a professional conservator.

    Read about how to arrange your wall art and find oil paintings for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    In the 1900s, wedding dresses typically looked like full, floor-length garments. Brides wore S-shaped corsets below the usually ruffled bodices, and most designs included large puff sleeves. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of vintage wedding dresses from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Varnishing an oil is not necessary, but it is recommended because it protects the painting and corrects surface irregularities.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Dali did indeed use oil paint. Although he used oil paints in the traditional method, he would at times add natural resin or linseed oil to play with fluidity and texture. You can shop a selection of Salvador Dali’s pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    You can use oil paint on wood as long as you prep the wood first. The first thing you should do is seal the wood with a primer. Ideally, paint two coats of sealer onto the wood so that the paint doesn't cause the wood to rot over time.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The largest oil painting in the world is in the main hall of the Doge's Palace located in Venice, Italy. Its name is Il Paradiso. Tintoretto painted it around 1592, and it measures 22 meters by 7 meters. Shop a large collection of oil paintings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To find the artist of an oil painting, look on the back of the canvas. Sometimes, you will find the artist’s name and the year of production on the back. If the canvas is in a frame, gently peel away the paper covering the back to access the canvas. In the event you cannot find any identifying information, seek the help of a licensed art appraiser. Shop a selection of oil paintings on 1stDibs.
  • La ChrysomeleFebruary 24, 2021
    Any artwork is worth and only worth the price someone is willing to pay for it (unfortunately, whether one can afford it or not is another story). Different people may have different reasons to attribute value to an artwork, from the purest (falling in love with it) to what is often considered as the most vile (speculation), going through remembrance, pride of ownership, or brag, among other reasons. For most living artists, the price of the artworks is usually set by the artist and/or the gallery which represent him or her, by type and size of artwork, and corresponds to an equilibrium price between the rate at which artworks are sold and the rate at which new artworks are produced by the artist. For artworks from dead artists sold by professional dealers, the price is often based on auctions results for similar pieces of the same artists. Oil paintings are usually pricier than other techniques because it is considered more difficult to master, but also because oil paintings are known for their ability to last centuries.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if your oil painting is authentic, first check the signature of the artist to start your research. Use a magnifying glass to check the texture of the painting, and finally check the back for the painting’s original stretchers. Shop a selection of expertly vetted artwork from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Because the value of an oil painting can vary greatly based on the artist, the subject and the condition of the piece, it's generally best to work with a certified appraiser. A knowledgeable professional can evaluate the piece and estimate its value. Shop a variety of authentic oil paintings from some of the world’s top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best place to find oil paintings and discover new artists is at local art galleries. There are also many online art dealers who provide information about artists and sell their works. On 1stDibs, you’ll discover a variety of art styles from master oil painters.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    Yes, sunlight affects oil paintings. Keep your oil paintings away from direct sunlight.

    To maintain oil paintings that you purchased for your home, experts suggest that you keep them out of sunlight. Prolonged exposure to the sunlight coming in from a window can fade the colors in your painting. Do not hang your oil painting near a heat source or where it can get wet (bathrooms and kitchens are not safe for your oil painting).

    You may wish to dust your oil painting so that layers of dust don’t begin to gather on its surface. This should only be considered to remove loose dust. Never spray any chemical substance on your oil painting. Do not use a damp cloth to dust your oil painting. (Again, your painting should not be exposed to moisture.)

    To remove loose dust, use a soft brush that measures approximately one to two inches wide with natural-hair bristles. Do not use a dust cloth or a feather duster, as those items may catch or leave threads or feathers behind. Do not apply pressure or dust your painting for an extended period of time.

    If you think that your oil painting is considerably dirty or believe that other issues may be at work, experts strongly suggest that you consult with a professional conservator.

    Read about how to arrange your wall art and find oil paintings for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    On 1stdibs, oil paintings cost between $60 and $6,200,000.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    Yes, oil paintings darken over time. As oil paint is made of pigment particles, the range of substances that are used as pigment in oil paint can render certain colors susceptible to aging. Slowing the aging process for an oil painting involves storing your painting properly and keeping the work out of exposed sunlight. Temperature control and humidity are also important in preserving the life of an oil painting and slowing the aging process.

    To maintain oil paintings that you purchased for your home, experts suggest that you keep them out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to the sunlight coming in from a window can fade the colors in your painting. Do not hang your oil painting near a heat source or where it can get wet (bathrooms and kitchens are not safe for your oil painting).

    You may wish to dust your oil painting so that layers of dust don’t begin to gather on its surface. This should only be considered to remove loose dust. Never spray any chemical substance on your oil painting. Do not use a damp cloth to dust your oil painting. (Again, your painting should not be exposed to moisture.)

    To remove loose dust, use a soft brush that measures approximately one to two inches wide with natural-hair bristles. Do not use a dust cloth or a feather duster, as those items may catch or leave threads or feathers behind. Do not apply pressure or dust your painting for an extended period of time.

    If you think that your oil painting is considerably dirty or believe that other issues may be at work, experts strongly suggest that you consult with a professional conservator.

    Read about how to arrange your wall art and find oil paintings for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Oils typically command higher prices than acrylic paintings, because they generally require more skill.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    In the early 1900s, engagement rings often looked like other jewelry from the Edwardian era, which coincided with the reign of King Edward VII in the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1910. Cutters used new diamond saws and jewelry lathes to refine the old European cut. The resulting stones, designed to sparkle in the light from candles and gas lamps, are beloved by connoisseurs for their inner fire and romantic glow. The invention of the oxyacetylene torch enabled jewelers to use platinum, which had previously been too challenging to work with. This technological advancement made it possible for Edwardian rings to show off lacy filigree and milgrain work. Nature also influenced jewelry in the early 1900s. Flowing and floral garland motifs were so popular that the Edwardian age is sometimes called the "garland era." Find a selection of Edwardian engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Marc Chagall used oil paint to produce many of his paintings. He also worked with gouaches and watercolors. Not just a painter, Chagall made stained glass windows, illustrations, prints, ceramics and other types of works throughout his life. Find a collection of Marc Chagall art on 1stDibs.

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