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Vintage French Portrait Oil Painting by Louise-Jeanne Cottard Fossey
By Louise Jeanne Cottard-Fossey
Located in Gallatin, TN
Vintage French Portrait Oil Painting by Louise-Jeanne Cottard Fossey Oil on Canvas Verso has an attached old torn newspaper photograph featuring Fossey Unframed
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Early 20th Century French School Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

19th c. Portrait Oil Painting After Diego Velazquez Entitled SYBIL
Located in Gallatin, TN
19th c. Baroque Portrait Oil Painting After Diego Rodriguez Silva y Velazquez (Spanish, 1599-1660) Entitled SYBIL After the original at the Museo Del Prado, Spain; said to depict ar...
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19th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Lady in Pink - Victorian Impressionist art female portrait oil painting
By James Abbott McNeill Whistler (circle)
Located in London, GB
An original circa 1890 oil on canvas which is unsigned and attributed to the circle of James Abbot McNeil Whistler. A fine late Victorian portrait oil painting. It depicts a stunnin...
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19th Century Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Antique Southern School Civil War Army Portrait Oil Painting Col Archer Anderson
Located in Buffalo, NY
A striking antique portrait oil painting of an American Civil War Colonel. TThe work comes from a family in Connecticut who said it is a portrait of Confederate Army Lieutenant Colon...
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1870s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

A Summer Beauty - British Victorian genre art female portrait oil painting
By Edwin Roberts
Located in London, GB
This lovely portrait oil painting is by much exhibited British artist Edwin Roberts. The painting is an excellent example of Victorian romantic genre art and is of a Summer Beauty. T...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Edwardian Portrait of a Young Girl - Scottish 1909 art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely Scottish Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted artist William Alexander Cuthbertson. It was painted in 1909 before Cuthbertson left Scotland on a travel scholarship...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Seated Gentleman - British 19th century art portrait oil painting
By Thomas Lawrence (circle)
Located in London, GB
This striking British 19th century portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Painted circa 1820 it is the portrait of a seated gentleman in a brown hi...
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Early 19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

The Penitent Mary Magdalene - Old Master religious art portrait oil painting
By Guido Reni
Located in London, GB
This is a superb Italian Old Master portrait oil painting attributed to circle of Guido Reni. It is a half length portrait of the penitent Mary Magdalene, with eyes cast to the heave...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

18th Century Portrait Oil Painting of a Noble Gentleman
Located in Gallatin, TN
18th Century Portrait Oil Painting of a Noble Gentleman Oil on Canvas Depicts a gentleman from nobility in what appears to be formal 16th/17th century attire with a chain or clasp ...
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18th Century Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Blanche Stuchbury - Scottish Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb atmospheric British Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Howard Somerville. Painted in 1911 it is a half length portrait of Miss Blanche Stuchbury,...
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1910s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady in Orange Shawl - British Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely British Edwardian portrait oil painting is attributed to female artist Ursula Wood. Painted circa 1910 is is a half length portrait of a beautiful woman in an orange shaw...
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1910s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Girl with Blue Ribbons - Victorian art oval portrait oil painting
By Hermann Winterhalter
Located in London, GB
This charming mid 19th century oval portrait oil painting is attributed to circle of German artist Hermann Winterhalter. It was painted circa 1855 when Winterhalter was focusing on p...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

The Penitent Magdalene - Italian Baroque Old Master art portrait oil painting
By Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino)
Located in London, GB
This stunning Italian Baroque Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Guercino, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 - 1666) and it is ascribed verso. The paint...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

The Flax Spinner - Belgian Victorian art female portrait oil painting craftwork
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Victorian portrait oil painting is by Belgian artist Alfred Ronner. Painted circa 1890 the painting is of a young woman sat at a spinning wheel. She is spinning flax, ...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Black Boy Warming Himself by Stove - American School 19thC portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This interesting interior portrait oil painting is from the 19th century American School. The painting is of a black boy warming his hands in front of a stove. He is sat and on a bar...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of Anna de Hooghe - Flemish art Old Master portrait oil painting
By Jacob Ferdinand Voet 1
Located in London, GB
This strong Flemish Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to Ferdinand Voet. The sitter is Anna De Hooghe, the fourth wife of artist Ludolf Bakhuizen (1631-1708), a German-b...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

The Rendezvous - Scottish 1908 art portrait oil painting Elsie Viola Robinson
By James Wallace
Located in London, GB
This stunning romantic exhibited Scottish Edwardian Impressionist portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist James Wallace. Painted in 1908 with excellent provenance, the brus...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Lady in pink - British Edwardian art Impressionist portrait oil painting girl
By Thomas Edwin Mostyn
Located in London, GB
A lovely portrait oil painting by British listed artist Tom Mostyn ROI. Painted circa 1910 it depicts a beautiful smiling young woman in a pink dress holding an umbrella. A glorious ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Afternoon Tea - Scottish Edwardian art interior portrait oil painting exh 1907
Located in London, GB
This superb Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Francis Wilson. Painted in 1907 it was exhibited at the Glasgow Institute that year entitled Afternoon Tea. Th...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Girl with a Puppy - Scottish Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This stunning Edwardian portrait oil painting is attributed to Scottish Kirkcudbright School artist William Stewart MacGeorge. Painted circa 1910, The painting shows the influences o...
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1910s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Boy in Sailor Suit - Austrian Edwardian art portrait oil painting
By Julius Schmid
Located in London, GB
This stunning Edwardian portrait oil painting is by Austrian artist Julius Schmid. Painted circa 1905, the sitter is said to be Augustus Mayer. It is a three quarter length seated po...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Girl in Straw Hat - Scottish Edwardian Glasgow Girl artist portrait oil painting
By Stansmore Richmond Leslie Deans
Located in London, GB
A superb exhibited portrait oil painting by Glasgow Girl listed artist Stansmore Richmond Leslie Deans which was painted circa 1905. Very evocative of the Glasgow style and period it...
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19th Century Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Young Woman with Shawl - British early 19thC portrait oil painting
By Thomas Lawrence (circle)
Located in London, GB
This lovely British early 19th century female portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Painted circa 1800 it is a half length portrait of a beautiful...
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Early 19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Young Boy - British art 1780 Old Master male portrait oil painting
By Joseph Wright of Derby
Located in London, GB
This lovely Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Joseph Wright of Derby. Painted circa 1780 the painting is of a boy in a tunic and wide collar. A really c...
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

French Breton Lady - British Victorian Post Impressionist portrait oil painting
By William Lee Hankey
Located in London, GB
A stunning British Post Impressionist portrait oil painting by noted British artist William Lee Hankey. He was a very interesting painter who travelled widely throughout Europe capt...
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19th Century Post-Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a gentleman
By John Riley
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of John Riley British, (1646-1691) Portrait of a Gentleman Oil on canvas Image size: 29 inches x 24 inches Size including frame: 36 inches x 31 inches A fine half-length por...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a lady
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Sir Peter Lely Dutch, (1618-1680) Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 29.25 inches x 24.25 inches Size including frame: 35.25 inches x 30.25 inches A well-execut...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a lady
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Sir Peter Lely Dutch, (1618-1680) Portrait of a Lady, traditionally identified as Princess Henrietta Anne Stuart Oil on canvas Image size: 28 inches x 24 inches Size inclu...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a Lady
By Michael Dahl
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Michael Dahl Swedish, (1659-1743) Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 29 inches x 24 inches Size including frame: 36 inches x 31 inches A fine half-length portra...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a gentleman
By Willem Wissing
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Willem Wissing Dutch, (1656-1687) Portrait of a Gentleman Oil on canvas Image size: 29 inches x 24.5 inches Size including frame: 35 inches x 30.5 inches A well-executed ...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a boy
By Robert Byng
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Robert Byng British, (1666-1720) Portrait of a Boy Oil on canvas Image size: 28.5 inches x 23.5 inches Size including frame: 34.5 inches x 29.5 inches A fine half-length ...
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century portrait oil painting of a lady
By Studio of Sir Peter Lely
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Studio of Sir Peter Lely Dutch, (1618-1680) Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 29.25 inches x 24.25 inches Size including frame: 37.5 inches x 32.5 inches A well-executed...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a lady
By Joseph Highmore
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Circle of Joseph Highmore British, (1692-1780) Portrait of a Lady in a Grey Silk Dress Oil on canvas Image size: 29 inches x 24 inches Size including frame: 37 inches x 32 inches ...
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18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Girl with Doll - British Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb British Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted female artist Emma Rose Mead, known as Rose Mead. This stunning painting, circa 1907 is of a young girl, sat with her ...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of Sisters - British Edwardian art Newlyn School portrait oil painting
By Albert Chevallier Tayler
Located in London, GB
This superb British Edwardian portrait oil painting is attributed to noted Newlyn School artist Albert Chevallier Tayler. Painted circa 1905 the painting is of the head and shoulders...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait Oil Painting of a Young Woman After Sir Godfrey Kneeler
Located in Houston, TX
Large portrait oil painting of a woman holding a petite squirrel after the English Painter Sir Godfrey Kneeler 1700-1715.
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18th Century British Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Paint

Portrait of an Edwardian Lady - British 1900 art female portrait oil painting
By Ralph Peacock
Located in London, GB
This lovely painting is a Ralph Peacock oil on canvas portrait of a woman wearing a tiara, pearls and a beautifully depicted black dress. Painted circa 1900, it is a stunning portra...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady with Rose - British art Old Master portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This charming British early 19th century portrait oil painting is attributed to circle of Sir William Etty and is masterfully portrayed with beautiful pre Impressionist impasto. Pain...
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19th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

A Country Girl - Mrs Jane Woodforde nee Gardner British portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
Samuel Woodforde, 18th century born artist painted this lovely Old Master portrait oil painting in 1809. The sitter, posing as a young country girl, is his later to be wife, Jane Woo...
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Early 1800s Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Dutch Golden Age Portrait - Old Master 17thC art male portrait oil painting
By Simon Luttichuys
Located in London, GB
This incredible 17th century portrait oil painting is by Dutch Golden Age artist Simon Luttichuys or Simon Littlehouse as he was also known. Painted in oil on panel circa 1650 the yo...
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17th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Matilda Wetherall Smoking a Cigarette - British Victorian Portrait oil painting
By Edwin Longsden Long
Located in London, GB
This intriguing circular oil portrait painting is by noted British artist Sir Edwin Long RA. Painted circa 1870 the unusual subject matter is a Victorian young woman smoking a cigare...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Fine Pair Original Georgian Portrait Oil Paintings Husband & Wife
By Henry Wyatt
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very fine and rare pair of Georgian portrait paintings, depicting a husband and wife couple - "Mr. and Mrs L'Estrange Southgate Austin". The paintings - a perfect pairing - are by ...
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Early 19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

19th Century portrait oil painting of young woman
By Émile Eisman-Semenowsky
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Émile Eisman-Semenowsky French/Polish, (1857-1911) Eastern Beauty Oil on panel, oval, signed & inscribed Paris Image size: 10.25 inches x 8.25 inches (oval) Size including frame: 18...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil, Panel

Portrait of a Lady - British Victorian art Impressionist portrait oil painting
By Joseph Walter West
Located in London, GB
A beautiful, colourful Impressionistic portrait of a lady which dates to circa 1900. A rare and fine oil on canvas in excellent condition by James Walter West who was a noted landsca...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of a lady - British Edwardian Impressionist art portrait oil painting
By James Jebusa Shannon
Located in London, GB
An original oil on panel by Sir James Jebusa Shannon. The portrait dates to the Edwardian period, circa 1904, and depicts a bold British Impressionist painting of a Society lady. P...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Antique Portrait / Oil Painting of a Noblewoman, France 18th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique portrait / oil painting of a noblewoman, France 18th Century Painting painted oil on canvas, oval stretcher. Portrait of an eagle lady, probably France 18th century. Paint...
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18th Century French Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas

Antique 19c American School Portrait Oil Painting of a Boy & His Dog
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique 19C American School portrait oil Painting of a Boy & His Dog. It is painted on canvas and later laid down on board.
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Early 19th Century North American Regency Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Wood

Emily Gertrude Lilias Muirhead - British Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
A stunning portrait of Emily Gertrude Lilias Muirhead, Grandmother of Gillian Kulane Tanner, awarded a George Medal for bravery in world war II and mother to Rear Admiral Gerald Cha...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

18th Century portrait oil painting of a man in armour
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller Dutch, (1646-1723) Portrait of a Man in Armour Oil on canvas Image size: 37.25 inches x 27.25 inches Size including frame: 44.25 inches x 34.25 inches P...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

Daughter Reading to Mother - British 1900 Impressionist portrait oil painting
By Philip Wilson Steer
Located in London, GB
This most charming oil painting is attributed to the circle of noted British Impressionist artist Philip Wilson Steer. Painted circa 1900 this lovely Edwardian Impressionist paintin...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

19th Century portrait oil painting of an Italian maiden
By Pierre-Louis-Joseph de Coninck
Located in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Pierre Louis Joseph De Coninck French, (1828-1910) The Coral Necklace Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 31 inches x 23 inches Size including frame: 38 inches x 30 inches Pierre Loui...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Young Woman - British Edwardian art female portrait oil painting
By James Jebusa Shannon
Located in London, GB
An original oil on canvas on panel by Sir James Jebusa Shannon. The portrait dates to the Edwardian period and depicts a bold British Impressionist painting of a beautiful young woma...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of Mr R H Sinclair - Scottish 1914 art male portrait oil painting
By David Cowan Dobson
Located in London, GB
This impressive large portrait realist oil painting is by noted Scottish artist David Cowan Dobson. One of a pair, the sitter is Mr R H Sinclair and dates to 1914. He is beautifully ...
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1910s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

The Crucifixion - Belgian 19thC Victorian religious art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This stunning religious 19th century oil painting is by Belgian artist Charles Soubre. Painted and dated 1867 the painting is of the crucifixion of Christ on Calvary. The beautifully...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Odalisque - Woman in a Harem - French 1900 Orientalist art portrait oil painting
By Lucien Laurent Gsell
Located in London, GB
This charming ex Christie's Victorian Orientalist oil painting is by noted French exhibited artist Lucien Laurent Gsell. The painting dates to around 1900 and portrays a beautiful yo...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Man Reading Newspaper - Orientalist art 19th century portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This striking large Orientalist oil portrait painting is by a talented Turkish School artist from the late 19th century. The portrait is extremely well painted, dating to circa 1890 ...
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19th Century Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Out of Mischief - British Victorian 1891 art interior portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This absolutely charming exhibited British Victorian oil painting is by female artist Maria Louisa Angus. Painted in 1891, it was exhibited at the Royal Academy that same year. The c...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Arabian Beauty - British Orientalist exh art portrait oil painting Jewish artist
By Joseph Mordecai
Located in London, GB
A stunning 19th century oil painting by noted British Jewish artist Joseph Mordecai which depicts an Arabian beauty and was painted in 1873. The painting was exhibited at The Royal A...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

Portrait of Lady at Spinning Wheel - French 1901 interior portrait oil painting
By William Albert Ablett
Located in London, GB
This lovely Edwardian oil painting is by French artist William Albert Ablett. Dated 1901, the brush work and use of light are superb. Ablett has perfectly captured the movement and f...
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Early 1900s Realist Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

A Montenegrin Girl - Large 19th Century Orientalist Beauty Portrait Oil Painting
By Nathaniel Sichel
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘A Montenegrin Girl’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist f...
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Late 19th Century Academic Antique Portrait Oil Painting

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Oil

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Antique Portrait Oil Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the antique portrait oil painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Impressionist style, while we also have 313 Impressionist versions to choose from as well. If you’re looking for an antique portrait oil painting from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. When looking for the right antique portrait oil painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, black, gray and orange. An antique portrait oil painting from Sir Godfrey Kneller, Edward Aistrop, Armand (François Joseph) Henrion, Michael Dahl and William Oliver — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Artworks like these — often created in paint, oil paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Antique Portrait Oil Painting?

An antique portrait oil painting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $5,373, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $885,000.

Finding the Right Portrait Paintings for You

An elegant and sophisticated decorative touch in any living space, portrait paintings have remained popular throughout the years and are widely loved pieces of art for display in many homes today.

Portrait paintings are at least as old as ancient Egypt, where realistic, lifelike depictions of the recently deceased — commonly known as “mummy portraits” — were painted on wooden panels and affixed to mummies as part of the burial tradition.

For centuries, painters have used portraiture as a means of expressing a subject’s nobility, societal status and authority. Portraits were given as gifts in Renaissance Europe, and a portrait artist might have been commissioned to help mark a significant occasion such as a wedding or a promotion to high office. Prior to the advent of photography, which eventually replaced painted portraits as a quicker and more efficient way of capturing a person’s essence, the subject of a portrait had to sit for hours until the painter had finished. And during the 18th century in particular, if an artist commissioned for a portrait struggled with how to adequately memorialize and capture a subject’s likeness, sometimes a portrait painting wasn’t completed for up to a year.

Whether it’s part of the gallery-style approach to your living-room or dining-room walls or merely inspiration as you devise an eye-grabbing color scheme in your home, a portrait painting is a timeless decorative object for any interior. A landscape painting or sculpture might give you the kind of insight into a specific region of the world or a different culture that you can ascertain only through art. Similarly, when you take the time to learn about the subject of a portrait painting that you bring into your home — the sitter’s history, the relationship between the sitter and the artist should one exist, the story of how the portrait came to be — that work can become intensely personal in addition to its place as an object for an art-hungry corner of your apartment or house.

On 1stDibs, visit a vast collection of famous portrait paintings or works by emerging artists. Search by medium to find the right portrait paintings for your home in oil paint, synthetic resin paint and more. Find portrait paintings in a variety of styles, too, including contemporary, Impressionist and Pop art, or search by artist to find unique works created by painters such as Mark Beard, Steve Kaufman and Montse Valdés.

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At MoMA, Matisse’s Famed ‘Red Studio’ Painting Is Re-Created in Real Life

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The French artist's expressive depiction of his atelier is filled with small portrayals of his other works. Now, those pieces are sharing a room with the canvas for the first time since Matisse painted it.

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The Spanish artist has been blowing minds with his realist paintings and high-concept ad campaigns. Most recently, he's crafted a series of flower-themed NFTs that transform his deft brushwork into AI-activated animations.

Science Uncovers Hidden Truths behind Young Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period

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An Inspiring Collage by Self-Taught Miami Artist Purvis Young

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Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

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Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

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In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

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