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Female drawing - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Female drawing Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 16 x 10 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century French Academy-style charcoal drawing of seated nude female model. Mounted in a custom wood frame, the image has an introspective quality, and a beautiful sense of...
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Early 1900s French Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
H 26.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 1 in.
Forest Idyll Allegory drawing
By Francis Luis Mora
Located in New York, NY
Francis Luis Mora is loved sketching and drawing and did so for almost every day of his career. This allegorical and very finished pencil drawing depicts a Faun in the forest. Poss...
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Early 20th Century American Realist Antique Drawings

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Graphite, Archival Paper

Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century French Academy-style charcoal drawing of seated male model. Mounted in a custom wood frame, the image has an introspective quality, and a charmingly exploratory se...
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Early 1900s French Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
H 26.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 1 in.
Showgirl (Chorus Girl drawing)
By Elmer Pirson
Located in Hudson, NY
Elmer Pirson (1988-1935). Color pencil and paint on paper. Sheet measures 10.5 x 14 inches. Unframed and unmounted. Estate stamp on verso. Excellent condition. An American Illustra...
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Early 20th Century Realist Antique Drawings

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Color Pencil

Untitled Rose Drawing
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in New York, NY
LOWELL NESBITT Untitled Rose, 1983 Graphite on Lanaquarelle Watercolor Paper Signed and dated on the front Unique, poignant, exquisitely rendered graphite drawing on watercolor pape...
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1880s Realist Antique Drawings

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Graphite

Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century French Academy-style charcoal drawing of seated nude female model. Mounted in a custom wood frame, the image has a pensive quality, and a beautiful treatment of li...
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Early 20th Century French Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
H 26.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 1 in.
Original ink drawing
Located in Wilton, CT
Beautiful Art Nouveau drawing, most likely for Richards Wagners opera "Parsifal". On stiff cardboard.
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1910s Art Nouveau Antique Drawings

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Ink

Drawing of a captive woman
By Henry Fuseli
Located in London, GB
Collections: Sir Thomas Lawrence, who acquired the contents of Fuseli’s studio; Susan, Countess of Guilford, née Coutts (1771-1837), acquired from the Lawrence estate; Susan, Baron...
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Drawings

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Chalk

Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century French Academy-style charcoal drawing of standing male model. Mounted in a custom wood frame, the image has a pensive quality, and a beautiful treatment of light a...
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Early 1900s French Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
H 26.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 1 in.
Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th-century charcoal drawing of standing nude male model in the classical tradition of the French Academy. Mounted in a custom wood frame, the image has a pensive quality, and...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Antique Charcoal Drawing
H 31 in. W 24 in. D 1 in.
Drawing of knight on horse - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Drawing of knight on horse Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yel...
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Original Joseph Stella Drawing
By Joseph Stella
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pencil sketch by famed American Modernist Joseph Stella, who burst on to the American scene at the epochal Armory Show of 1913 and whose work is today in the collections of every m...
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Graphite

Ballerina - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Ballerina Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

French Drawing Near Paris
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite 19th century French drawing of cottage near Paris, titled "Chaumière à Chateauville", 1864. Dated lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a ...
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1860s Antique Drawings

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Pencil

  • French Drawing Near Paris
  • French Drawing Near Paris
  • French Drawing Near Paris
  • French Drawing Near Paris
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
FRENCH SANGUINE DRAWING
Located in Natchez, MS
French Sanguine drawing for Cupid statue.
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19th Century French Antique Drawings

  • FRENCH SANGUINE DRAWING
  • FRENCH SANGUINE DRAWING
  • FRENCH SANGUINE DRAWING
  • FRENCH SANGUINE DRAWING
H 30 in. W 25 in.
French Architectural Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
French pencil drawing of delightful architectural three story facade, circa 1875. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic sleeve and ...
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1870s Antique Drawings

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Pencil

  • French Architectural Drawing
  • French Architectural Drawing
  • French Architectural Drawing
  • French Architectural Drawing
H 24 in. W 30 in. D 0.1 in.
Watering Hole Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully detailed 19th century French drawing of cattle being lead to watering hole, circa 1895. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a g...
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1890s Antique Drawings

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Pencil

  • Watering Hole Drawing
  • Watering Hole Drawing
  • Watering Hole Drawing
  • Watering Hole Drawing
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 0.1 in.
Theatrical Costume - Original Drawing - 1860s
Located in Roma, IT
Theatrical Costume is an original watercolour realized by an unknown artist in 1860s. Good condition, so signature. Included a white cardboard passpartout (34x49 cm).
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1860s Modern Antique Drawings

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Watercolor, Ink

Drawing, 18th C
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fine drawing , ink on paper. A very decorative piece. It is now mounted in a frame. The measurements are with frame 45×47 cm and without frame 22×22 cm.
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18th Century European Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Drawing, 18th C
  • Drawing, 18th C
  • Drawing, 18th C
  • Drawing, 18th C
H 18.51 in. W 17.72 in. D 1.19 in.
Drawing 18th C
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fine drawing, ink on paper. A very decorative piece. It is now mounted in a frame. The measurements are with frame 45×47 cm and without frame 22×22 cm.
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Late 18th Century European Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Drawing 18th C
  • Drawing 18th C
  • Drawing 18th C
  • Drawing 18th C
H 17.72 in. W 18.51 in. D 1.19 in.
Set of Four Pencil Drawings
Located in London, GB
Set of four framed pencil drawings on wove paper (circa 1900-1920), by Bernard Sleigh, RBSA (Provenance: from the artist's studio). An exquisite grouping of four drawings available t...
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Early 20th Century Antique Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

Drawing Artist - Original Pencil Drawing by L.E. Adan - Early 1900
Located in Roma, IT
Drawing Artist is a sketch in pencil realized by the French artist Louis Emile Adan. The state of preservation is good, except for a rip on the upper right corner. The artwork repre...
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Early 20th Century Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Untitled Senza titolo, Futurism, Drawing
By Luigi Russolo
Located in London, GB
LUIGI RUSSOLO 1885-1947 Portogruaro 1885 - 1947 Cerro (Italian) Title: Untitled Senza titolo, ca. 1909 Technique: Signed India Ink Drawing on Wove Paper Size: 16 x 11 cm. / 6.3...
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Early 1900s Antique Drawings

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Ink

Ink Drawing of Village, C. 1910
Located in Houston, TX
Pen and ink drawing of a charming hillside village, circa 1910. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archival ...
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1910s Antique Drawings

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Ink

Ballet Dancer, untitled drawing.
By Charles Maurin
Located in New York, NY
CHEZ SAGOT EXPOSITION CH. MAURIN 39 BIS RUE DE CHATEAUDUN. Signed pencil drawing with the artist's owl head' stamp circa 1899. Paper size 9 7/8 x 12 3/4" (25 x 32.6 cm). This orig...
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Late 19th Century French School Antique Drawings

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India Ink, Pencil

Antique French Technical Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Early 19th century drafting style architectural drawing, 1834. Signed upper right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic sleeve an...
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1830s Antique Drawings

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Ink, Paper

  • Antique French Technical Drawing
  • Antique French Technical Drawing
  • Antique French Technical Drawing
  • Antique French Technical Drawing
H 24 in. W 18 in. D 0.1 in.
Italian Academy Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
charcoal nude study
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19th Century Italian Antique Drawings

  • Italian  Academy Drawing
  • Italian  Academy Drawing
  • Italian  Academy Drawing
  • Italian  Academy Drawing
H 24 in. W 32 in. D 1 in.
Oscar Andreae: Gardens drawing
By Oscar Andreae
Located in London, GB
This is from a series of Andreae's sketches of European tourist destinations from the 1860s, to see some others, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all...
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1860s Impressionist Antique Drawings

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Carbon Pencil

French Drawing - The Laborers
Located in Houston, TX
Skillfully rendered pencil drawing of various 19th century era figures at work, circa 1850. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic ...
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1850s Antique Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

French Drawing - Figure Study
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely one-of-a-kind pencil and watercolor sketch of various figures and a work horse, circa 1850. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival pl...
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1850s Antique Drawings

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Italian Academy Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great figurative study from a great school - The Roman Academy of Fine Art
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19th Century Italian Antique Drawings

  • Italian Academy Drawing
  • Italian Academy Drawing
  • Italian Academy Drawing
  • Italian Academy Drawing
H 19 in. W 15 in. D 1 in.
French Drawing - Everyday Life
Located in Houston, TX
Playful one-of-a-kind pencil sketch of various 18th century figures going about their daily activities, circa 1850. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold bo...
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1850s Antique Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

French Architectural Drawings
Located in Seattle, WA
set of 3 framed and matted french architectural drawings of Propriete de Mr Jugla on the Rue Vital No 39, Paris-Passy. dated Feb. 20, 1894
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19th Century French Antique Drawings

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Metal

  • French Architectural Drawings
  • French Architectural Drawings
  • French Architectural Drawings
  • French Architectural Drawings
H 38 in. W 30 in. D 0.75 in.
Anfora - Original Drawing - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Anfora is an original black and white old master artwork probably realized in the early 18th century by Anonymous artist. Ink and Watercolor on thick filigree paper, representing a ...
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18th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Watercolor, Paper

Figurative Pencil Drawing - Male Portrait Studies
Located in Houston, TX
A fascinating 19th Century pencil drawing of varying male portraits, mostly in profile view, with differing facial expressions and facial hair styles. The artist dated the piece in t...
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1890s Antique Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

J.W. - 1841 Graphite Drawing, Victorian Woman
Located in Corsham, GB
A finely detailed portrait of a young early-Victorian woman in profile. Very well presented in a white mount and burr wood frame with a gilt-effect slip. Initialled and dated to the ...
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19th Century Antique Drawings

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Graphite

Decorative Drawing, Old Master, 18th Century, By German Artist, Animal Drawing
By Johann Martin Metz
Located in Greven, DE
Black chalk, partly washed, on paper, sheet 27.5 x 19.7 cm Plain gold moulding, 44.8 x 36 cm The Rhenish still life painter Johann Martin Metz was court painter to the Elector of Co...
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18th Century Rococo Antique Drawings

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Paper, Crayon

1900s French Academic Charcoal Drawing
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Turn of the century French academic charcoal drawing of standing nude figure, as seen from behind. As if to mirror the viewer or artist's own stance, the figure appears lost in an in...
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Early 1900s French Antique Drawings

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Paper

Sketches - Original Drawing - 20th century
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in pencil and china ink on paper, realized by an anonymous artist in the early 20th Century. The status of preservation is good and aged except for som...
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Ink, Pencil

17th Century Old Master Drawing
Located in San Francisco, CA
17th Century Old Master Drawing Old master drawing with figure and putti Housed in a handsome contemporary wooden frame Drawing dimensions 4.5" wide x 7.5" high The frame measure...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Drawings

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Graphite

Regency portrait drawing of Lady Nugent
By John Downman
Located in London, GB
Collections: With Ellis Smith, London; Private collection, to 2015. Literature: G.C. Williamson, John Downman A.R.A., his Life and Works, p. lviii no's. 2 and 3, p. xxxi. Exhi...
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19th Century Old Masters Antique Drawings

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Pencil, Watercolor

Portrait - Original Drawing In Pen - 1850s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait 1850's is an original drawing in pen on paper, realized by an unwkown artist named Bruant (XIX-XX). Sheet dimension: 29.4 x 22 cm. The artwork represents beautiful quick ...
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1850s Modern Antique Drawings

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Pen

Portrait - Original Drawing In Pen - 1850s
H 11.58 in. W 8.67 in. D 0.04 in.
Portrait - Original Drawing on Paper - 1880
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original drawing in pencil on paper realized in about 1880 by an Anonymous Artist of the XIX century. Sheet dimentrion: 36.5 x 25 cm The state of preservation is ve...
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1880s Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Portrait - Original Drawing on Paper - 1880
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H 14.38 in. W 9.85 in. D 0.04 in.
The Portrait - Original Drawing - 1853
Located in Roma, IT
The Portrait is an original artwork, pencil and ink on paper. Is dated 1853 on the lower right. Passpartout cm 25x28,5 The artist represents an interior scene, under an intimate vie...
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1850s Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

The Portrait  - Original Drawing - 1853
H 7.49 in. W 9.45 in. D 0.04 in.
Horse in landscape - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Horse in landscape Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Antique Charcoal Dog Drawing 1915
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3920 Antique dog charcoal drawing on paper set in a period oak frame Monogrammed LEM Water marks on upper mat
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1910s Antique Drawings

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Charcoal

Figurative Pencil Drawing - Portrait Studies
Located in Houston, TX
A fascinating 19th Century pencil drawing of male and female figures, both in portrait and profile view, wearing headscarves, hats, and glasses. The artist dated the piece in the upp...
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1890s Antique Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

Dancers - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
Located in Roma, IT
Dancers is an original pencil and pen drawing realized by an Italian artist of 20th century in 1920. Good condition on a check sheet. No signature.
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Dancers - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
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H 4.97 in. W 3.94 in. D 0.04 in.
Ocelot Drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919
By G. Righetti
Located in New York, NY
Ocelot drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919. Vintage Italian pencil drawings/sketches of an ocelot in various poses from a series undertaken by Righetti for his sculptures in bronze includi...
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1910s Italian Antique Drawings

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Paper

  • Ocelot Drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919
  • Ocelot Drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919
  • Ocelot Drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919
  • Ocelot Drawing, Guido Righetti, 1919
H 24.5 in. W 18 in. D .1 in.
NATIVE AMERICANS HUNTING - TWO DRAWINGS.
By Cassilly Adams
Located in Portland, ME
Adams, Cassilly (American 1843-1921). NATIVE AMERICANS HUNTING - TWO DRAWINGS. Charcoal and watercolor, not dated. One signed within the matrix of the drawing, lower right. Each abo...
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Late 19th Century Antique Drawings

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Charcoal, Watercolor

The Pond - Original Drawing - 1900s
Located in Roma, IT
The Pond is an original modern artwork realized in the early 20th Century. Original drawing realized wth black pencil, charcoal and white lead. Image Dimensions: 10 x 11 cm The sh...
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Early 1900s Modern Antique Drawings

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Charcoal, Pencil

The Pond - Original Drawing - 1900s
H 4.93 in. W 5.52 in. D 0.04 in.
Pair of Neo Classic Drawings
Located in New York, NY
Each drawing showing traditional Roman robes. Executed in pencil and highlighted in white chalk. Stamped on reverse. Paper size: 13"h x 10"w
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19th Century Antique Drawings

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Chalk, Pencil

Dancer - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
Located in Roma, IT
Dancer is an original pencil drawing realized by an Italian artist of 20th century in 1920. Good condition on a little yellowed cardboard. No signature.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Dancer - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
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H 5.12 in. W 2.96 in. D 0.04 in.
Horse - Original Pencil Drawing - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Draft Horse is an original modern artwork realized in the second half of the XIX Century by a French Artist. Original pencil drawing watermarked paper. Mint conditions. Draft Ho...
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1880s Naturalistic Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Horse - Original Pencil Drawing - 1880s
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H 6.5 in. W 8.27 in. D 0.04 in.
Prancing Horses - Original pencil drawing
By André Lhote
Located in Paris, FR
André LHOTE (1885-1962) Prancing horses, c. 1920 Original pencil drawing On paper 20 x 26 cm (c. 8 x 10.5 inch) In black wood frame 34 x 40 cm (c. 14 x 16 inch) Ms. Dominique Berma...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Antique Drawings

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Ink, Color Pencil

Figure - Original Drawing - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original Drawing in watercolor on creamy-colored paper realized by An anonymous artist in the Mid 20th century. Good conditions. The artwork is represented posing nude...
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Watercolor

French Academy Drawing of Boy
Located in Natchez, MS
French Academy Drawing of Boy with thorn in his foot. Later frame and matting.  
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19th Century French Antique Drawings

  • French Academy Drawing of Boy
  • French Academy Drawing of Boy
  • French Academy Drawing of Boy
  • French Academy Drawing of Boy
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 1 in.
Two horses - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two horses Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

Boat - Original Drawing - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Boat is an original Pen Drawing realized by an unknown artist in mid-20th Century. Good condition, no signature.
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Early 20th Century Modern Antique Drawings

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Pencil

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Antique Drawings For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of antique drawings available for sale. Frequently made of paper, wood and glass, all antique drawings available were constructed with great care. Antique drawings have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Antique drawings bearing Neoclassical or Victorian hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many antique drawings are appealing in their simplicity, but Morando Morandi, Charles Betout and G. Righetti produced popular antique drawings that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Drawings?

Prices for antique drawings can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, antique drawings begin at $10 and can go as high as $689,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,043.

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