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Wonderfully Framed and Matted Charcoal Portrait of a Boy
Located in Hopewell, NJ
19th century charcoal portrait of a pensive little boy imaginatively matted as an oval surrounded by fancy plaid taffeta and a vintage giltwood frame with original wavy glass. Signed...
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Antique 19th Century American Drawings

Mid 19th Century Charcoal Drawing - Portrait of William Edmund Calder
Located in Corsham, GB
A charcoal and white chalk portrait of William Edmund Calder, son of Sir Henry Roddam Calder, 5th Baronet of Muirtown (1790-1868) and Lady Frances Calder (1795-1855). There are some ...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Mid 19th Century Charcoal Drawing - Portrait of Lady Frances Calder (1795-1855)
Located in Corsham, GB
A charcoal and white chalk portrait of Lady Frances Calder (1795-1855), wife of Sir Henry Roddam Calder, 5th Baronet of Muirtown (1790-1868), and daughter of Edmond, Earl of Limerick...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Mid 19th Century Charcoal Drawing - Sir Henry Roddam Calder (1790-1868)
Located in Corsham, GB
A charcoal and white chalk portrait of Sir Henry Roddam Calder, 5th Baronet of Muirtown (1790-1868). There are some touches of blue chalk to the subject's eyes. Presented glazed in a...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

'Portrait of a Young Woman', 19th Century Academic Realism
By Mary Gunn
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A compelling and period mid-19th century portrait of a young woman with braided hair, wearing a shawl and shown three-quarters on. Signed lower right, "Mary Gunn" (American, 19th cen...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

A. Wither - 1887 Charcoal Drawing, Portrait of a Boy
Located in Corsham, GB
A charcoal portrait of a boy. Presented in an oval blue double mount and an oval distressed gilt-effect wooden frame. Signed and dated to the lower-right corner. On wove.
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Two Neoclassical Academy portraits 19 century charcoal paper
Located in Florence, IT
This drawing, black chalk on paper, is an Academic study from an Antique works. Considering the sad expression pf the lady wearing a veil, and the head on profile, it could be based ...
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19th Century Other Art Style Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Carbon Pencil

Portrait of a Lady - French 19th century art Realist drawing woman covered head
Located in London, GB
This is a fine detailed French Naturalistic portrait. Executed on November 2nd 1889 and signed PHL. In good condition. Signed and dated middle right. Provenance. Private collection. ...
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19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Antique French Head Portrait Greek Roman Head Bust Portrait Bearded Man
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Bust Portrait" French School, 19th century charcoal drawing on paper, unframed painting: 23.5 x 17.75 inches Condition report: The painting is in good and sound condition, th...
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19th Century Renaissance Portrait Paintings

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Charcoal

French 19th Century Romantic Period 1830s Paris Society Beauty Portrait
By Adele Grasset
Located in Norwich, GB
A astounding portrait of a society beauty by Adele Grasset (active ca 1830-1850). With an open face and and lightly smiling lips, she is wearing a gown typical of the romantic period...
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1830s Academic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Gouache

Wood - Signed & Framed 1884 Charcoal Drawing, Portrait of a Young Labourer
Located in Corsham, GB
An impressive charcoal study of a young farm-hand with chalk detail. Wood has beautifully captured the character's delicate features in a hyper-realist style obviously influenced by ...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

French 19th Century Romantic Period 1830s Parisian Lady Portrait Madame Seguin
By Adele Grasset
Located in Norwich, GB
A stunning portrait of a Parisian beauty from the romantic period by Adele Grasset (active ca 1830-1850). With her intelligent eyes and determined look, doesn't this lady bear great...
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1830s Academic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Portrait of a Young Woman - Pre-Raphaelite Victorian drawing girl white collar
Located in London, GB
This is a fine, circa 1890, Pre-Raphaelite Victorian pencil drawing. Executed by one of the leading artists of the day, it is a very striking and fascinating portrait of a young girl...
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19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Paintings

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Charcoal, Pencil

W. Johnston - 1815 Charcoal Drawing, Three Figures in Conversation
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine early 19th century charcoal drawing with graphite by W. Johnston. The scene depicts three figures in conversation under a tree, with a resting dog. Signed and dated to the lef...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

A.H. - 1827 Charcoal Drawing, Lady at an Easel
Located in Corsham, GB
A charcoal drawing with watercolour details of a lady sat painting at an easel. The portrait has an unusual and affectionate informality, perhaps suggesting that the artist was a rel...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Portrait of a Seated Lady - French 1880 Victorian art female portrait drawing
Located in London, GB
This lovely pencil and charcoal drawing is attributed to circle of French noted artist Jacques Joseph Tissot. Created around 1880 the drawing is of a woman relaxing on a reclining ch...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Léon Benett (1839-1917) - Very Fine Charcoal Drawing,The Railway Tanker
By Léon Benett
Located in Corsham, GB
A very fine charcoal with gouache highlights by the well established French painter and illustrator Léon Benett. Benett has maintained a high level detail despite the overall darknes...
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Late 19th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870) - 1833 Charcoal Drawing, Lady in a Bonnet
By Joseph Mathias Negelen
Located in Corsham, GB
An exquisite charcoal half length portrait of a lady in a bonnet by prolific Swiss artist Joseph Mathias Negelen. The sitter's facial features have been carefully completed with incr...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

19th Century Portrait of a Young Gentleman Charcoal on Paper
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful portrait of a young gentleman in charcoal. Nice maple frame with some damage to the frame . Overall size 21 3/4" by 25". Image size 21 1/2" by 18".
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Antique Mid-19th Century Drawings

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Paper

Portrait d’une Jeune Femme by Alexei Harlamoff
Located in New Orleans, LA
One of Russia's most important portrait painters, Alexei Harlamoff’s is perhaps best known for his romanticized images of Bohemian children and young girls. He painted his subjects w...
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Late 19th Century Academic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Portrait of a Lady - Pre-Raphaelite art Victorian drawing young woman
Located in London, GB
This is a fine circa 1890 Pre-Raphaelite Victorian pencil drawing. Executed by one of the leading artists of the day, it is a very striking and fascinating portrait and in good condi...
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19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Portrait of a woman - crayon on paper attributed to Fernand Khnopff
By Fernand Khnopff
Located in Nice, FR
Drawing on paper portraying a woman in a classical attire. This drawing is attributed to Fernand Khnopff, one of the most important symbolist belgian painters
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Early 19th Century Other Art Style Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Crayon

Portrait of a Lady - Scottish art early 20thC drawing society woman hat cameo
Located in London, GB
This is a fine circa 1910 pencil drawing of a Scottish society lady. Executed by one of the leading artists of the day in the circle of John Lavery it is a very striking and fascina...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Early 19th Century French Salon Portrait Drawings, a Pair
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of antique classical French salon drawings. Charcoal on paper. Illegibly signed. In giltwood frames, early 19th century.
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Early 19th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Charcoal

Portrait - Charcoal Drawing on Paper by A. Mérodack-Jeanneau
By Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original drawing on ivory paper realized by Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau in the early 20th century. Stamp of the artist's atelier on the lower left corner of the paper. ...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Woman Portrait - Charcoal on Paper by A. Mérodack-Jeanneau
By Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau
Located in Roma, IT
Woman Portrait is a superb charcoal drawing on ivory paper realized by Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau in the early 20th century. Stamp of the artist's atelier on the lower right corner of...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Untitled (Study of a Lawyer)
By Honoré Daumier
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Provenance: FAR Gallery, New York, NY Private Collection, New Jersey Reference and Notes: Daumier was a prolific draftsman. This drawing of a lawyer was once part of a...
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Mid-19th Century Impressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Woman Brushing Her Hair by William Perkins Babcock
By William Perkins Babcock
Located in Hallowell, ME
Woman Brushing Her Hair by William Perkins Babcock This charcoal and pastel drawing is on laid paper and measures 15 inches tall by 9.5 inches wide. William Perkins Babcock was an ...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pastel, Laid Paper

Male Portrait - Original Pencil and Charcoal Drawing by French Artist Late 1800
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Man is a beautiful drawing realized by a French anonymous artist active in the early 19th century. On the lower right, there are the initials “J.G.” that do not allow the...
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Early 19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Madame Helleu Lisant devant la Cheminée - Conté Crayon, Charcoal on Paper
By Paul César Helleu
Located in NEW YORK, NY
PAUL CÉSAR HELLEU French, 1859–1927 Madame Helleu Lisant devant la Cheminée Signed Helleu Conté crayon and charcoal on paper 27 x 21 inches (68.5 x 53.3 cm) Framed: 38 x 30 inches ...
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Late 19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Conté, Charcoal

Group Of Framed Original Sepia Portraits
Located in New York, NY
Description: Group of 14 original sepia portraits of poets, philosophers and other artists by Karl Bauer. Some of the artists include Wagner, Heine, Goethe, Schiller, and Haeckel. Fr...
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Antique 19th Century German Prints

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Charcoal

George Hodgson (1847-1921) - 19th Century Charcoal Drawing, Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking and atmospheric study of a male figure lost in thought. This is one of those pieces that radiates a certain feeling one cannot quite put their finger on. Well presented in...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

George Hodgson (1847-1921) - 19th Century Charcoal Drawing, Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking and atmospheric study of a male figure lost in thought. This is one of those pieces that radiates a certain feeling one cannot quite put their finger on. Well presented in...
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Belgian Portrait of a Roman in Charcoal, Circa 1880
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A bust portrait of a bearded man draped in a toga with a head- turned pose. An excellent study in light and shade creating a highly sculptural and uniquely stylized image.<br /> C...
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Drawings

Head of Apollo for the Sorbonne Fresco
By Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret
Located in Stafford, Staffordshire
Signed in pencil 'P A J. Dagnan-B'. Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret was one of the leading French artists of the naturalist school. He was born in Paris, the son of a tailor, an...
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Mid-19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

French Portrait of a boxer
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Untitled portrait of a boxer, signed P. Vidal (possibly Pierre Vidal) Pencil, charcoal on paper, executed second half of 19th century
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Antique 19th Century French Drawings

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Charcoal, Paper

19thC Head Portrait Young Lady Flowing Hair, Realist Drawing
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Head Portrait French School, 19th century chalk, charcoal and pencil on paper unframed 17 x 11 inches Finely executed French Realist drawing from the second half of the 19th century...
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Late 19th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Charcoal, Pencil

1870's French Romantic Classical Sanguine Drawing
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Head Portraits French School, 19th century sanguine chalk on paper unframed 16.5 x 23 inches Finely executed French classical drawing from the second half of the 19th century. Most ...
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Late 19th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Charcoal, Pencil

19th Century Charcoal Portrait For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate 19th century charcoal portrait for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for a 19th century charcoal portrait from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 19th Century. If you’re looking to add a 19th century charcoal portrait to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of brown, gray, beige, white and more. Finding an appealing 19th century charcoal portrait — no matter the origin — is easy, but Adele Grasset, Alexis Mérodack-Jeanneau, Mary Gunn, Honoré Daumier and Joseph Mathias Negelen each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in charcoal, pencil and paper can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a 19th Century Charcoal Portrait?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a 19th century charcoal portrait in our inventory may begin at $345 and can go as high as $5,096, while the average can fetch as much as $913.

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