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Antique Brass & Pietra Dura Portrait Miniature Painting George Washington 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A fine, antique brass easel with Pietra Dura panels and three handpainted portrait miniature
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1880s American American Empire Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Brass

Antique French Portrait Miniature Painting Napoleon II 18k Gold Silver Diamonds
Located in Portland, OR
A fine antique French portrait miniature painting of Napoleon II, set in an 18 karat gold and
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1870s French Romantic Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Gold, Silver

Pair Portrait Miniature Paintings, Young Lady Signed J.B. Royby
Located in London, GB
This very nice pair was painted in second half 18th century Hand painted wearing wonderful gowns, multi-strand pearl necklaces, within the original gilt metal frames. height 4 1/4...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Bronze

Fine 18th Century French Miniature Painting Classical Female Portrait
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Classical Portrait French Rococo school, 18th century gouache painting on board , framed framed: 7
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18th Century Rococo Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Gouache

Portrait miniature after Boucher's portrait of Madame de Pompadour
Located in London, GB
This fine, antique portrait miniature was made after Boucher's famous painting of Madame de
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Late 18th Century Rococo Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Silver

French 18th Century Miniature Portrait Portrait of Rococo Lady Fine Frame
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a French Rococo Lady 18th century, French artist gouache painting on board , framed
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18th Century Rococo Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Gouache

19th Century Portrait Miniature, Young Man in Blue Coat
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Portrait Miniature, Young Man in Blue Coat As is
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19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Fine Mid 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Woman Wearing a Lace Bonnet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine Mid 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Woman Wearing a Lace Bonnet Finely detailed portrait
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Girl Holding Wool - British Edwardian female portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This beautiful British Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted and much exhibited female artist
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Early 1900s Pre-Raphaelite Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

19th Century Miniature Painting of Five Sisters by Vincenzo Castelli. Signed. I
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Miniature Painting of Five Sisters by Vincenzo Castelli. Signed. Italian - 1789-1845
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Early 20th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady - Oil Painting - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of a Lady, 19th Century Painting. Miniature on ivory. Wooden frame with leather back
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19th Century Modern Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

MINIATURE - L'Empereur Napoleon Ier
By Jacques Lienard
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques Lienard (1779-1848) French Napoleon Ist Miniature on Porcelain Signed Porcelain: 5 1/2
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19th Century Academic Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Porcelain

Johann Paul Eisenmeyer, Portrait Of A Gentleman, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This charming mid-19th-century oil painting by Austrian artist Johann Paul Eisenmeyer (act.1820
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1840s Folk Art Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Easter Bonnet - Romantic Portrait Oil Painting by Gustave Jean Jacquet
By Gustave Jean Jacquet
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed oil on panel portrait circa 1890 by French Romantic painter Gustave Jean Jacquet. The work
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1890s Romantic Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Portrait of Charlotte Julianna Jane Howard - British Victorian art oil painting
Located in London, GB
first painted miniatures but then changed to painting larger portraits. He painted Italian genre
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1840s Victorian Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Family Portrait in Market - British 1914 art Post Impressionist oil painting
Located in London, GB
This charming early twentieth century Post Impressionist portrait oil painting is by British Jewish
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1910s Post-Impressionist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

“Double Portrait”
Located in Southampton, NY
miniaturist. With the advent of photography, the need for miniature portrait paintings became obsolete, and
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1860s Academic Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

“Double Portrait”
“Double Portrait”
H 37 in W 30 in D 4.5 in
Lost in Thought - Australian art 1920's portrait oil painting woman flowers
By Frederick William Leist
Located in London, GB
. It is a super portrait oil painting which depicts a beautiful young woman lost in contemplation
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1920s Realist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Attributed J S Copley Two Nobles Portrait Paintings 18 century pastel parchment
Located in Florence, IT
specialized in portrait paintings. He started studying art under his stepfather Peter Pehlman, well-read and
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Late 18th Century Other Art Style Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Pastel, Parchment Paper, Cardboard

Marie Louise Bion (1858-1939) – Portrait of a Young Woman – 19thC Oil Painting
Located in Meinisberg, CH
Marie Louise Bion (Swiss, *1858 ; † 1939) • Portrait of a young Woman • Oil on canvas • Stretcher
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1880s Realist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Oil on Canvas Portrait Painting of "Femme Avec Le Chapeau Plumé, by Hildebrandt
Located in New York, NY
enviable position among American portrait painters as well as of painters of fisher-folk….Mr. Hildebrandt
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1890s Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman in Green Coat -British 18thC art Old Master oil painting
By Francis Cotes
Located in London, GB
This lovely 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is by noted British artist Francis Cotes
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady, Naïve Portrait, Folk Art, Puffy Sleeve, Staten Island
By John Bradley
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
known as Richmond Island. New York City directories list him as a portrait and miniature painter working
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Early 19th Century Folk Art Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Mrs. Johnstone
By Sir Henry Raeburn
Located in Miami, FL
at a miniature portrait with a landscape beyond. Raeburn's best work command the higher prices
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Early 1800s Realist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Antique French Miniature Portrait of Lady Biographical details with painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Miniature Portrait French School, late 18th/ early 19th century framed: 5.5 x 5.5 inches board: 2
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Portrait of a well-to-do gentleman
Located in DEVENTER, NL
given a monopoly on painting portraits of the guests that attended the King's famous Thursday Dinners.[1
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18th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Parchment Paper, Pastel

Scandinavian Family Portrait, Artist 18th Century, Scandinavian School
Located in Bruges, BE
Scandinavian Family Portrait Artist 18th century 18th Century Scandinavian School Signature: Not
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18th Century Medieval Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Egg Tempera

Nathaniel Hone, portrait of "flora" roman goddess, 18th century
By Nathaniel Hone the Elder
Located in York, GB
August 1784) was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Girl, 18th Century Oil Old Master
By George Knapton
Located in London, GB
George Knapton 1698-1778 Portrait of a Girl Oil on canvas Image size: 20 x 18 inches Original
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Portrait Miniature c1765 Letitia Preston Vallancey
Located in Holywell, GB
A fine sanguine chalk drawing on paper of Letitia aged about ten dating to around 1765. Unsigned, inscribed verso and presented in a 19th century mount and frame. “When Letitia Pres...
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1760s Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Chalk

(American School, C. 1825) An Exceptional Quality Portrait of "Two Sisters"
Located in New York, NY
. Oil on canvas in gilt-wood frame. This powerful portrait painting depicts two sisters holding a
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

19th Century Portrait, Child At Play , Attributed To Henry Tanworth Wells
Located in York, GB
an English miniature and portrait painter. He was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle though he
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19th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Striking 18th Century Portrait of the 12th Earl of Caithness
By Sir Henry Raeburn
Located in London, GB
miniatures; meeting with success and patronage, he extended his practice to oil painting, at which he was
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18th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

19th century Portrait of a lady, Priscilla Osborn, William Jacob Baer
Located in York, GB
PORTRAIT OF PRISCILLA, MRS WILLIAM OSBORN half length, oil on canvas, WILLIAM JACOB BAER (1860-1941
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19th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

'Portrait of a Gentleman Seated and Reading', Regency, Early Victorian Dandy
By George Richmond
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
money earned by painting miniatures in England before leaving and in France during his stay. He spent a
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1840s Realist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

18th century portrait of the artist’s daughter, Catharina, playing the cello
By Balthasar Denner
Located in Bath, Somerset
in Hamburg which was at that time part of Denmark. He began as a painter of portrait miniatures and
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Young Gentleman, Lord George Douglas, Arcadian Landscape c.1710
Located in London, GB
Portrait of Young Gentleman, Lord George Douglas, in an Arcadian Landscape c.1710 Attributed to
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

French school late 18th Century, Portrait of a young man, oil on metal
Located in Paris, FR
miniature painting. It was undoubtedly a portrait intended to remain very intimate in order to remember the
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Louis de France, Grand Dauphin, 17th century French School c. 1670
Located in PARIS, FR
Portrait of Louis de France (1661 -1711), known as the Grand Dauphin, son of Louis XIV and Maria
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1670s Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mather Brown (1761-1831) Portrait of Major-General John Robinson (1757-1819)
By Mather Brown
Located in London, GB
Mather Brown (1761-1831) Portrait of Major-General John Robinson (1757-1819) Oil on canvas; held
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Early 19th Century Romantic Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady with her Hair Adorned with Flowers, 18th Century French
Located in London, GB
was the most wanted artist in Paris for portraits. He was married to the miniature painter Marie
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18th Century French School Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a French Gentleman By Portrait Miniature Artist Daniel Saint
By Daniel Saint
Located in Stockholm, SE
. However, he soon discovered his passion for painting and turned his attention to miniatures, which were
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Gouache

17th century portrait of lady in an ivory silk gown and lace collar
By Cornelius Johnson
Located in Bath, Somerset
. Johnson's scale of portraits varied from tiny miniatures to full-lengths and large group portraits. His
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Early 17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Famous American Artist John O'Brien Inman (1828-1896) O/C Antique 1864 Portrait
Located in Framingham, MA
landscapes and miniatures, as well as portraits and genre scenes. After a first exhibition in 1853 at the
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1860s Impressionist Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Guinevere - 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Oil Painting of King Arthur Queen Legend
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Guinevere’ by Norman Prescott-Davies R.B.A, R.C.A. (1861-1915). The painting – which depicts an
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Late 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Guinevere - 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Oil Painting of King Arthur Queen Legend
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Guinevere’ by Norman Prescott-Davies R.B.A, R.C.A. (1861-1915). The painting – which depicts an
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Late 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Early 19th Century Watercolour - Miniature Portrait of a Victorian Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming early 19th Century miniature portrait of a kindly looking gentleman in a smart black
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Antique Miniature Portrait with an 18-Karat Yellow Gold Frame & Fitted Case
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed miniature portrait was made in England in approximately 1900 in the period
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Late 19th Century English Edwardian Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Gold

The Rose Seller
Located in St. Albans, GB
and the large, vibrant bouquet of roses creates a piece perfect for any situation. It is a painting
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1890s Victorian Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil

Napoleón and his family.
Located in MADRID, ES
Miniature 19 century, painted in ivory
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19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Panel

Napoleón and his family.
Napoleón and his family.
H 1.19 in W 0.79 in D 0.4 in
Soldier in an Interior, Early 17th Century Dutch Oil
Located in London, GB
spartan room. The man holds a miniature portrait of a lady, so more than likely his wife who has passed
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Early 17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Oil, Board

Mrs. Scott - Miniature c.1856 Watercolour, Mary Knottesford Fortescue
Located in Corsham, GB
A very fine miniature portrait of Mary Knottesford Fortescue (1841-1879). Mary was the daughter of
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Mid-19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Signed Inlaid Portrait Miniature Oil Painting
Located in Nottingham, GB
Signed bone Inlaid Portrait Miniature Oil Painting Good condition. Free international shipping.
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Late 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Paper

Signed Inlaid Portrait Miniature Oil Painting
Signed Inlaid Portrait Miniature Oil Painting
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H 0.6 in W 5.52 in D 4.73 in
Pair of Miniature Mid 19th Century Watercolours - Brother and Sister
Located in Corsham, GB
Two exquisite mid 19th Century miniature portraits in watercolour. The children are in their finest
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Mid-19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

19th Century French Miniature of Napoleon I after Paul Delaroche in Period Frame
By KPM Porcelain
Located in Vero Beach, FL
miniature portrait painting on porcelain from the late 19th century after the painting “Napoleon in His
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Porcelain, Wood

Peter Skeolan mid 19th Century English silhouette portrait
Located in Harkstead, GB
career he worked as an itinerant miniature portrait painter and profilist, possibly as early as the 1830s
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Mid-19th Century English School Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper

Early 19th Century Watercolour - Portrait Of Mrs Powell
Located in Corsham, GB
A beautifully executed, Regency era portrait of an older woman in a lace mob cap. She is sporting
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19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Framed Early 19th Century Watercolour - Portrait of John Harrington
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking watercolour portrait of young John Harrington in a fine black jacket with white linen
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Early 19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Framed 19th Century Watercolour - Portrait of a Young Girl
Located in Corsham, GB
A delicate portrait miniature of a Victorian girl wearing a puffed blouse and beaded red necklace
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19th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Watercolor

Portrait of Lady, 18th Century English Pen and Ink
By Ozias Humphry
Located in London, GB
Ozias Humphry 1742-1810 Portrait of Frances Abington Pen and brown ink Image size: 7 1/2 x 5 3/4
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18th Century Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings

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Pen, Ink

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There is a range of antique portrait miniature paintings for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, paint and wood, all antique portrait miniature paintings available were constructed with great care. Antique portrait miniature paintings have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Empire, Victorian and Baroque antique portrait miniature paintings are consistently popular styles. Many antique portrait miniature paintings are appealing in their simplicity, but John Cox Dillman Engleheart, De Herck and Duvivier produced popular antique portrait miniature paintings that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings?

Antique portrait miniature paintings can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,098, while the lowest priced sells for $175 and the highest can go for as much as $31,420.
Questions About Antique Portrait Miniature Paintings
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Miniature portraits were first painted on a variety of mediums, some of the more popular being vellum, and card or cardboard. Paintings would typically be done in watercolor. Later painting in enamel on metal became a classic medium for painting miniature portraits. On 1stDibs, find an array of authentic miniature portraits.