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19th Century Italian Oil Painting by Giuseppe Carnelli Entitled “At The Altar”
By Giuseppe Canella
Located in Gallatin, TN
Large 19th Century Italian Oil Painting by Italian Artist Giuseppe Carnelli (Italian, 1838-1909) Entitled “At The Altar” Circa 1867 Oil on Canvas Signed by the artist in the lowe...
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17th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

FIGURATIVE, SEASCAPE.
Located in Alcoy, ES
He was born in Alicante in 1968. He studied at School of Fine Arts and Crafts in his hometown and later in San Carlos Art School in Valencia. With his technique of using dense and ...
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19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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H 18.12 in. W 14.97 in. D 0.4 in.
L' Aurora - 19th Century Italian Figurative Oil Painting
By (After) Guido Reni
Located in London, GB
After Guido Reni, 19th Century L’Aurora oil on canvas 21 x 43 ⅝ in. (53.3 x 110.8 cm.) frame 32 ¼ x 55 in. (81.9 x 139.7 cm.) After the fresco in the Casino dell’Aurora, Rome. Pres...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Attributed to Rochegrosse, French 19th Century figurative oil painting
By Georges Antoine Rochegrosse
Located in Petworth, GB
Attributed to Georges Antoine Rochegrosse (French, 1859 – 1938) A majestic reception on the silk road Oil on canvas 17.3/4 x 31.1/2 in. (45.2 x 80 cm.) Abandoned by his father as a c...
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19th Century Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Carlo Arienti Workshop Mythological Figurative Painting 19 century oil canvas
Located in Florence, IT
This painting, oil on canvas 113 x 87 cm, represents a bearded man, with his head veiled and crowned with a laurel wreath, staying in front of a brazier adorned with faced snakes. Th...
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19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Serenade - Italian 19th century art figurative oil painting musicians
By Federico Andreotti
Located in London, GB
This lovely Victorian 19th century figurative oil painting is by Italian artist Frederick Andreotti. Painted circa 1880 it is a lovely playful depiction of a pretty seated young woma...
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19th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Large 19th Century German oil figurative painting of a deer hunt
By Carl Gehrts
Located in Petworth, GB
Attributed To Carl Gehrts (German, 1853-1898) 'A Hunt Of The Imagination' Oil on canvas 51.1/4 X 47.1/4in. (130.5 X 120.5cm.) (unframed) 54.1/2 x 50.1/2in. (framed) This is a spect...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Apples 19 - Oil painting, Contemporary Figurative, Pop art, Still life
By Rafał Gadowski
Located in Warsaw, PL
RAFAŁ GADOWSKI (born in 1973) Studied at The European Academy of Arts in Warsaw Faculty of Painting, as well as at the Faculty of Graphic Art at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He r...
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2010s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

In the Smithy - 19th Century, Figurative,Oil Painting on Wood, Blacksmith, Kiers
Located in Greding, DE
Painting by Pieter Kiers (1807-1875) with view into the smithy with blacksmith and apprentice illuminated only by the embers. Signed and dated on the lower right Oil on wood In old f...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Wood, Oil

Lovers at the Fountain - Italian 19th Century Figurative Oil on Canvas Painting
By Modesto Faustini
Located in Rome, IT
Amanti alla Fontana - Lovers by a fountain, painting oil on canvas, Signed left sight. Measures: cm 70 x 100 frame 118 x 145 Faustini Modesto. Brescia, 27 maggio 1839 - Roma, 23 m...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Lovers at the Fountain - Italian 19th Century Figurative Oil on Canvas Painting
By Modesto Faustini
Located in Rome, IT
Amanti alla Fontana - Lovers by a fountain, painting oil on canvas, Signed left sight. Measures: cm 70 x 100 frame 118 x 145 Faustini Modesto. Brescia, 27 maggio 1839 - Roma, 23 m...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Lovers at the Fountain - Italian 19th Century Figurative Oil on Canvas Painting
By Modesto Faustini
Located in Rome, IT
Amanti alla Fontana - Lovers by a fountain, painting oil on canvas, Signed left sight. Measures: cm 70 x 100 frame 118 x 145 Faustini Modesto. Brescia, 27 maggio 1839 - Roma, 23 m...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Lovers at the Fountain - Italian 19th Century Figurative Oil on Canvas Painting
By Modesto Faustini
Located in Rome, IT
Amanti alla Fontana - Lovers by a fountain, painting oil on canvas, Signed left sight. Measures: cm 70 x 100 frame 118 x 145 Faustini Modesto. Brescia, 27 maggio 1839 - Roma, 23 m...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Noise in the Classroom, figurative oil painting in giltwood frame
By Rudolf Geyling
Located in London, GB
This antique oil painting shows girls playing in a classroom after their teacher has left the room. The painting is by the Austrian painter Rudolf Geyling, the son of history painter...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century coaching oil painting
By John Charles Maggs
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
John Charles Maggs British, (1819-1896) Bristol, Bath & London Coach Outside The Crown Inn, Bath Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1882 Image size: 17.5 inches x 29.5 inches Size includ...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

When I was a Boy. Original Oil Painting. Hunting Figurative & Interior Scene.
By John Arthur Lomax
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
This original oil painting by John Lomax, dating from around the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century, is presented and supplied in its’ original ornate and elaborate fr...
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Late 19th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Late 19th Century Italian School Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late 19th Century Italian School Oil Painting Bread and daily work of the people Original oil painting over relined canvas Canvas dimensions approximately 12" x 16" Frame dimensi...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century Oil Painting Two Girls Playing
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Oil Painting Two Girls Playing Original oil on canvas housed in a custom made oak frame. Canvas dimensions 16" wide x 10" high. The frame measures 24" wide x 18" high....
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

French Painting Napoleonic Battle 19 century oil canvas
Located in Florence, IT
On a mountainous background crossed by a narrow creek, we almost don’t see any sign of Anthropization, except for a tower with a red flag (sign of the Turkish property) and a stone b...
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Early 19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Italian Crucifixion Religious Painting 19 century oil canvas
Located in Florence, IT
This painting (oil on canvas 97.5 x 63.5 cm; 104 x 71 cm with frame) represents a crucifixion. The white body of Christ stands out in the center, sorrounded by the Virgin Mary and Sa...
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Early 19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Studying Her Lessons," oil, mid-19th c, realism, mother and child, figurative
Located in Wiscasset, ME
With a rich, luminous palette and the subtle effects of natural light, in "Studying Her Lessons" the artist meticulously captures every fine detail of the sitters and their surroundi...
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Mid-19th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Chaise 19, Minimalist, Pop Art, painting, Figurative, Pool, Male Figure
By Jeffrey Palladini
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chaise #19 by California artist Jeffrey Palladini is a minimalist figurative painting. It is Oil and Charcoal on Wood Panel. It is 12x48. With the wood frame, it is 13x49. It is a ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil, Wood Panel

Antique oil painting. Oil on canvas. 19th century. "The ceremony". Dated, 1847.
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique oil painting. Oil on canvas. 19th century. "The ceremony". Pretty and amusing scene. Little children, who probably stage a ceremony in a playful way. Artist illegible / un...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Giuseppe Sciuti Roman Historical Painting 19 century oil cavas
By Giuseppe Sciuti
Located in Florence, IT
The painting depict an episode happened during the Sack of Rome (387 B.C.) made by the Senones (a Celts tribe) guided by the chieftain Brennus, as reported by Titus Livius in the fif...
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Late 19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of children playing
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Reuben Hunt British, (1857-1938) Taking Aim Oil on canvas, signed & dated (18)84 Image size: 19.5 inches x 29.5 inches Size including frame: 25.25 inches x 35.25 inches Reuben Hunt...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

French Neoclassical Historical Painting early 19 century oil canvas
Located in Florence, IT
The painting represents an important episode of the life of the roman consul Caius Mario, as reported by the greek biographer Plutarch in 75 AD. Mario was imprisoned at Minturnae in ...
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19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century historical genre oil painting of a courtship
By Henry Gillard Glindoni
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Henry Gillard Glindoni British, (1852-1913) The Suitor Oil on canvas, signed & dated 'Jan 1908' Image size: 27.5 inches x 35.5 inches Size including frame: 41 inches x 49 inches Hen...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century historical genre oil painting of a cavalier
By Casimir van den Daele
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Casimir van den Daele Belgian, (1818-1880) A Fine Moustache Oil on panel, signed & dated 1857 Image size: 21.25 inches x 28.5 inches Size including frame: 28.25 inches x 35.5 inches ...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Mirror Mirror", George Tsui, Original Oil on Canvas, 47x19 in., Figurative
Located in Dallas, TX
George Tsui's imagination is filled with Chinese themes. The idea of creating his own brand of classic romanticism, unrestrained by conventional reality, was deeply attractive to him...
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Early 2000s Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of girls with geese
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
George Augustus Holmes British, (1828-1911) Letting out the Geese Oil on canvas, signed with monogram & dated (18)69 Image size: 20.75 inches x 27 inches Size including frame: 28 in...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Sleeping Beauty", George Tsui, Original Oil on Canvas, 47x19 in., Figurative
Located in Dallas, TX
George Tsui's imagination is filled with Chinese themes. The idea of creating his own brand of classic romanticism, unrestrained by conventional reality, was deeply attractive to him...
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Early 2000s Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'The Midday Rest', Breton Figural Harvest Scene oil, Brittany Landscape
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Late 19th century French School, unsigned and painted circa 1860. Oil on artist prepared panel. A late 19th century oil landscape, painted in the style of Jean-François Millet, show...
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1850s French School Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

19th Century genre oil painting of a woman spinning wool
By Jonathan Pratt
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Jonathan Pratt British, (1835-1911) Spinning Wool Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 12 inches x 17.75 inches Size including frame: 17.25 inches x 23 inches Jonathan Pratt was born ...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

19th Century genre oil painting of cardinals and a soldier
By Henri Adolphe Laissement
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Henri Adolphe Laissement French, (1854-1921) Let Him Sit Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 30.5 inches x 43.5 inches Size including frame: 41.5 inches x 54.5 inches The inscriptio...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century British oil painting of townsfolk bustling in a marketplace
Located in Petworth, GB
English School, Circa 1850 'A Busy Day At The Shoemakers' Oil on paper laid down on canvas 17 X 14in. (43 X 35.5cm.)
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of a maiden pouring tea
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Pierre-Louis Bouchard French, (1831-1889) Une Bonne Tasse de Thé Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 23 inches x 13.75 inches Size including frame: 35 inches x 25.75 inches Pierre Lo...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century European School Genre Style Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
One of a pair of 19th Century European School Genre Style oil painting on canvas. Dimensions: 18" H x 14.5" W
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

19th Century European School Genre Style Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
One of a pair of 19th Century European School Genre Style oil painting on canvas.
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of men drinking in a tavern
By Benjamin Eugène Fichel
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Benjamin Eugene Fichel French, (1826-1895) Drinking in the Tavern Oil on panel, signed & dated 1858 Image size: 12 inches x 15.5 inches Size including frame: 16.75 inches x 20.25 i...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Königssee Lake - Original Oil Painting by Carl Lindner - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Königssee Lake is an original modern artwork realized in the 19th Century by Carl Lindner (1840-1883). Mixed colored oil painting signed by the artist. Includes gilded frame. Spect...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Antique painting, 19th century, oil on canvas, Reading Researcher, Cleric.
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique painting, 19th century, oil on canvas, Reading Researcher, Cleric. Signed lower right. Franz Mark. Dimensions without frame. Frame partially damaged.
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century historical genre oil painting of soldiers surrendering
By Robert Alexander Hillingford
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Robert Alexander Hillingford British, (1828-1904) Surrender at *Blenheim Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 17.75 inches x 23.75 inches Size including frame: 24.25 inches x 30.25 in...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of a mother and daughter
By George Goodwin Kilburne
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
George Goodwin Kilburne British, (1839-1924) A Tender Moment Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 15.75 inches x 12.75 inches Size including frame: 20.5 inches x 17.5 inches George G...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Boats" Oil Painting 15" x 19" inch by Zohra Efflatoun
By Zohra Efflatoun
Located in Culver City, CA
"Boats" Oil Painting 15" x 19" inch by Zohra Efflatoun Zohra Efflatoun came from an artistic family. Her half-sister Inji was a renowned painter from Cairo. Whereas Zohra, who lived...
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20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Scottish Interior - Scottish 19th century Victorian art interior oil painting
By George Hay
Located in London, GB
A fine Scottish Victorian interior scene by George Hay RSA. A very vibrant stunning Scottish historical interior painting which dates to about 1870. It depicts two women curtsying...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil

19th century French flandscape painting - Shepherdess figure - Oil canvas France
Located in Varmo, IT
19th century French artist - Peasant girl with flock. 73 x 92.5 cm. Oil on canvas, unframed. - Work signed lower left. - Provenance: Private collection, Udine. Condition report: ...
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Late 19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Tonalist Painting Sunset Figures Wheat Barbizon Framed 19th Century Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
An antique oil painting in its original ornate gold leaf frame. This tonalist painting depicts figures against a dramatic sunset. The work is signed illegibly lower left. It ap...
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1860s Tonalist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Cat 2" Oil Painting 20" x 19" inch by Zohra Efflatoun
By Zohra Efflatoun
Located in Culver City, CA
"Cat 2" Oil Painting 20" x 19" inch by Zohra Efflatoun Zohra Efflatoun came from an artistic family. Her half-sister Inji was a renowned painter from Cairo. Whereas Zohra, who lived...
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20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

19th Century genre historical oil painting of soldiers with a prisoner
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate Dutch, (1822-1891) The Prisoner Oil on panel, signed & dated 1865 Image size: 14.5 inches x 22 inches Size including frame: 20.75 inches x 28.25 inche...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Flowers in a Garden - Original Oil Painting On Canvas - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Flowers in a Garden is an original oil on canvas realized in the 19th Century by Italian School Master. Original oil painting on Canvas. The painting represents a beautiful garden...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of a young woman in a meadow
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Alfred Glendening Jnr British, (1861-1907) The Trysting Place Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1892, indistinctly signed & inscribed verso Image size: 27.5 inches x 17.5 inches Size in...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Georges Jean Marie Haquette "Fishermans Daughter" Original Oil Painting 19th C.
By Georges Jean Marie Haquette
Located in San Francisco, CA
Georges Jean Marie Haquette "Fishermans Daughter" Original Oil Painting 19th C. Original oil on wooden panel Dimensions 8.5" wide x 10.25" high The frame measures 12" wide x 13.75...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

19th Century genre historical oil painting of men playing cards
By Stephen Lewin
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Stephen Lewin British, (1848-1909) The Card Players Oil on canvas, signed & dated (18)93 Image size: 24.25 inches x 19 inches Size including frame: 31.5 inches x 26.25 inches Steph...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century genre oil painting of two gentlemen in a garden
By Frank Moss Bennett
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Frank Moss Bennett British, (1874-1952) In the Garden Oil on panel, signed & dated 1907 Image size: 11 inches x 13.5 inches Size including frame: 20 inches x 22.5 inches Frank Moss...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

19th Century genre landscape oil painting of Italian women spinning thread
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Karel Frans Philippeau Dutch, (1825-1897) Italian Life Oil on panel, signed, old label verso Image size: 13.25 inches x 17.75 inches Size including frame: 23.25 inches x 27.75 inch...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Fox in trouble - Landscape, Oil, Animal, Painting. Hunting scene. 19th century.
Located in Berlin, DE
Large, impressive oil painting. Hunting scene. 19th century by Professor Hans Werner Schmidt, Weimar. A very lively and qualitatively high quality oil painting. Signed and dated "Ha...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pompeian Scene 19th century Painting Oil on Canvas Signed Egisto Sarri
By Egisto Sarri
Located in Rome, IT
Egisto Sarri "Pompeian scene" Oil on canvas, measure: cm 30 x 48 with a filly carved gilt - wood frame cm 46 x 64 Signature in the lower left-hand corner: "E. Sarri Egisto Sarri (F...
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19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Large 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting by G. Girroti Entitled “Mother & Child”
By Gianfranco Girotti
Located in Gallatin, TN
19th Century Portrait Oil Painting by Gianfranco Girotti Circa 1860 Entitled “Mother and Child” Measures 48″ H x 39″ W with frame; 38″ H x 29″ W image only Displayed in a period ...
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19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century historical genre oil painting of a lady & her physician
By Casimir van den Daele
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Casimir van den Daele Belgian, (1818-1880) On the Mend Oil on panel, signed & dated 1857 Image size: 29 inches x 21.5 inches Size including frame: 35.5 inches x 28 inches Casimir ...
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19th Century Victorian Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Pompeian Scene 19th century Painting Oil on Canvas Signed Egisto Sarri
By Egisto Sarri
Located in Rome, IT
Egisto Sarri "Pompeian scene" Oil on canvas, measure: cm 30 x 48 with a filly carved gilt - wood frame cm 46 x 64 Signature in the lower left-hand corner: "E. Sarri Egisto Sarri (F...
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19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

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