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Young Girl - 20th Century British Portrait drawing by John Sergeant
By John Sergeant
Located in London, GB
JOHN SERGEANT (1937-2010) Head of a Young Girl Pencil on buff paper, unframed 18 by 14 cm., 7 by 5 ½ in. (mount size 34.5 by 29.5 cm., 13 ½ by 11 ¾ in.) Sergeant was born in Lon...
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1970s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Study of a Boy - Modern British portrait drawing of a boy by John Sergeant
By John Sergeant
Located in London, GB
JOHN SERGEANT (1937-2010) Study of a Boy Chalks on buff paper, unframed 35 by 26 cm., 13 ¾ by 10 ¼ in. (mount size 52 by 41 cm., 20 ½ by 16 in.) Sergeant was born in London, the ...
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1960s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk

Baba (Melisande), the artist's daughter, 20th Century British Portrait Drawing
By Gerald Leslie Brockhurst
Located in London, GB
GERALD LESLIE BROCKHURST, RA (1890-1978) Baba (Melisande) Signed and inscribed Pencil on graph paper 20 by 15 cm., 8 by 6 in. Provenance: The artist’s daughter, Melisande Dark; R...
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20th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait of Young Girl Victorian British Pre-Raphaelite portrait pencil drawing
Located in London, GB
This is a lovely Victorian pencil drawing, circa 1890. Executed by a sure hand, it is a very striking and beautiful portrait of a young girl with incredible attention to detail. In...
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19th Century Victorian Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

Portrait of a Lady - British art Post Impressionist 40s drawing female portrait
By Edward Bainbridge Copnall
Located in London, GB
A dramatic head and shoulders portrait of a lady in coloured chalks attributed to noted British artist Edward Bainbridge Copnall. This is just a stunning artwork which dates to circa...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk

Portrait of a Lady -British Victorian art female portrait realist pencil drawing
By Horace Henry Cauty
Located in London, GB
A fine large half-length portrait of a lady which was drawn in the late 19th century by British artist Horace Henry Cauty. A stunning and detailed work it is dated May 1892. It is a...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait of a Young Woman - 1930's Art Deco portrait drawing British artist
By James Stroudley
Located in London, GB
A fine large charcoal and pencil drawing by British listed artist James Stroudley. Executed in 1931, it is a stunning example of a 1930s Art Deco portrait. Very strong and bold, it d...
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1930s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

Self Portrait - British Italian art Edwardian pencil drawing female artist
By Estella Canziani
Located in London, GB
This is a fine detailed and superbly executed Edwardian drawing by Estella Canziani which dates to circa 1911. Executed by one of the leading artists of the day it is a very strikin...
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1910s Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait of Juliana - British Art Deco pencil charcoal drawing of a woman
By James Stroudley
Located in London, GB
A fine large charcoal and pencil drawing by British listed artist James Stroudley. Executed in 1930, it is a stunning example of a 1930s Art Deco portrait. Very strong and bold, it d...
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1930s Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Color Pencil

Portrait of a Lady - British Art Deco 30's drawing young woman good provenance
By Hubert John Williams
Located in London, GB
A fine and detailed Art Deco pencil black, red and white chalk portrait of a young woman. The work dates to circa 1930 and is very skilful in its execution. A beautiful portrait. The...
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1930s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Color Pencil

Portrait of Elaine Blunt - British 19th century art Pre-Raphaelite chalk drawing
By Edward Robert Hughes
Located in London, GB
This captivating Victorian sanguine chalk portrait drawing of a young girl is by Pre-Raphaelite British artist Edward Robert Hughes. Signed and dated 1896, Hughes depicts in great de...
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19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk

Portrait of a Woman - British Art Deco style female portrait
By Stefani Melton Fisher
Located in London, GB
A really lovely early 20th century British watercolour and chalks portrait on paper by Stefani Melton Fisher. It depicts in a realistic palette a beautiful young woman and was paint...
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20th Century Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Watercolor

Portrait of Grace - British 1920's art female chalk portrait
By Jacob Kramer
Located in London, GB
This enigmatic 1920's Art Deco portrait is by noted Russian born British artist Jacob Kramer. Worked in chalk/pastel on paper it is a portrait of 'Grace'. There is strong emphasis on...
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1920s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Pastel

Portrait Sketch of George Hopkinson - British Jewish art 1920's male portrait
By Jacob Kramer
Located in London, GB
This superb sketch in chalk/pastel is by noted Russian Jewish artist Jacob Kramer. The sitter is a friend of the artist, George Hopkinson, proud Yorkshireman and textile businessman ...
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1920s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Pastel

Portrait of a Lady - British Roaring Twenties Art Deco female portrait red chalk
By Count Mario Grixoni
Located in London, GB
This is a very pretty sanguine chalk drawing on paper of a young woman dated 1923 by Count Mario Grixoni. Executed by one of the leading artists of the day it is a very striking and...
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1930s Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk

Portrait of Mary Braud, British 19th Century Watercolour
Located in London, GB
Gertrude Braud British 19th Century Portrait of Mary Braud Watercolour on paper Image size: 11 x 7 ¾ inches Gilt frame
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19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Portrait of a NCC Soldier 5, British 20th Century Pencil
By Gordon Scott
Located in London, GB
Gordon Noel Scott A.R.C.A 1914 - 2016 Portrait of a NCC Soldier 5 Pencil on Paper Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches Acid free mount
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Portrait of an Actress - British art 1912 exhibited watercolour painting
By Albert Henry Collings
Located in London, GB
A fine large watercolour portrait painting by British listed artist Albert Henry Collings. This is a stunning watercolour that was exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Wat...
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1910s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Woman in a Bonnet - Early 20th Century British Theatrical Portrait
Located in London, GB
BRITISH SCHOOL (20th Century) Woman in a Bonnet Pastel, unframed, in conservation mount 5 ½ by 3 ¼ in., 14 by 8 cm. This drawing is one of a group of similar theatrical portrai...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

Portrait of Mildred - British Victorian art Pre-Raphaelite seated young girl
By Edward Robert Hughes
Located in London, GB
This captivating Victorian sanguine portrait drawing of a young girl is by Pre-Raphaelite British artist Edward Robert Hughes. The red chalk portrait dated 1885 is of Mildred, her na...
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19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk

Portrait of a Young Girl with Golden Locks - British Victorian exhib watercolour
Located in London, GB
This beautiful exhibited Pre-Raphaelite detailed British Victorian watercolour portrait is by noted Birmingham School artist Edward Tayler. Painted circa 1897 it was exhibited that y...
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19th Century Victorian Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Portrait of a Woman - British Art Deco 1930's painting young lady red lipstick
By William Dring
Located in London, GB
A fine detailed watercolour on paper by Royal Academician William Dring who was a noted portrait artist of the 20th century. This portrait depicts a young woman in profile - and was...
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20th Century Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Portrait of a Boy - British Art Deco interior painting seated male female artist
By Anna Airy
Located in London, GB
This large stunning watercolour portrait was painted circa 1930 by noted British female artist Anna Airy. The portrait depicts a full length boy seated in a beautiful Art Deco interi...
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1930s Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Spotted Veil - Edwardian British Watercolour by Gertrude Demain Hammond
Located in London, GB
GERTRUDE DEMAIN HAMMOND (1862-1953) The Spotted Veil Signed and dated 1907 Watercolour and bodycolour Framed 54 by 40 cm., 21 ¼ by 15 ¾ in. (frame size 76 by 59 cm., 30 by 23 ¼ in...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Conductor , Modern British blue crayon drawing portrait the theatre
By Walter Richard Sickert
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding small oil or wax crayon drawing of a Conductor, inscribed on the original backing from the original time the piece was framed 'The Conductor" either the Old Middlesex or...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Crayon, Wax Crayon

Nude Female - Italian British art Edwardian nude portrait drawing female artist
By Estella Canziani
Located in London, GB
This is a fine detailed and superbly executed Edwardian drawing by Estella Canziani which dated to circa 1911. Drawn by one of the leading artists of the day, it is a very striking a...
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1910s Realist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

Nude - British Art Deco drawing reclining erotic female nude portrait RA artist
By Christopher Sanders
Located in London, GB
An original circa 1940 drawing painted by Royal Academy artist Christopher Sanders. A fine example of a Modern British nude drawing by an artist who exhibited hundreds of times at Th...
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1940s Art Deco Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Charcoal, Pencil

John.Modern British Portrait.Mid-20th Century.Original Ink Drawing. Flower Power
By John Kingerlee
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
This original drawing by John Kingerlee, dated 1967, is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), mounted using conservation m...
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Mid-20th Century Symbolist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Standing Nude - British 1946 exhibited art female portrait - Royal Academician
By Christopher Sanders
Located in London, GB
An original 1946 drawing painted by Royal Academy artist Christopher Sanders. A fine example of a Modern British nude drawing by an artist who exhibited hundreds of times at The Roya...
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20th Century Art Deco Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen

Reclining Nude - British 40's art nude female portrait Royal Academician artist
By Christopher Sanders
Located in London, GB
An original circa 1940 drawing painted by Royal Academy artist Christopher Sanders. A fine example of a Modern British nude drawing by an artist who exhibited hundreds of times at Th...
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1940s Art Deco Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Chalk

Fine 1900's British Dog Painting Portrait of a Whippet, Painted in Rome
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Title: Portrait of a Whippet, inscribed verso. Artist/ School: L. J. Wortley, signed to the reverse, inscribed 'Rome' Medium: watercolour painting on thick paper Size: 14 x 9.75 ...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Watercolor

Guy (British 20th c); Portrait; pencil on paper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The artist credited for this magnificently detailed work is a cartoonist known as Guy. The work is signed by the artist. The prints owned by the gallery are parts of a collection of ...
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Early 19th Century British Miniature Portrait of an Officer in Uniform.
Located in London/Yorkshire, GB
Fine quality, highly detailed and richly coloured early 19th century gouache portrait of Michael Henry Fock 3rd Baron de Robeck in military uniform. He is depicted full length within...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

Woman in a Chair - 20th Century British portrait drawing by John Sergeant
By John Sergeant
Located in London, GB
JOHN SERGEANT (1937-2010) Woman in an Armchair Pencil on buff paper, unframed 48.5 by 30 cm., 19 by 12 in. (mount size 64.5 by 45 cm., 25 ¼ by 17 ¾ in.) Sergeant was born in Lond...
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1970s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Baby Portrait - British exhibited art 30's drawing St Ives School female artist
By Dame Laura Knight
Located in London, GB
A fine detailed charcoal and chalks portrait of a baby by Dame Laura Knight. She was one of Britain's most famous female artists of the late 19th/20th century and this is a lovely ex...
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1930s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Chalk, Charcoal

Portrait of a Girl in a Lace Bonnet -British art Edwardian Newlyn School exhibit
Located in London, GB
This absolutely enchanting exhibited portrait painting is by noted British artist Garnet Ruskin Wolseley. Painted circa 1913 whilst in Cornwall with the Newlyn School of artists, the...
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1910s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Portrait of a Spaniel - British 18thC art Old Master dog drawing animal artist
Located in London, GB
A fantastic pencil on paper drawing which depicts a portrait of a Spaniel. It is a fine dog portrait by a British Old Master artist of the 18th century. The painting dates to circa 1...
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Late 18th Century Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

British Portrait Drawing For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact british portrait drawing you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Art Deco and Impressionist versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect british portrait drawing among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those made as recently as the 20th Century. On 1stDibs, the right british portrait drawing is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, brown and blue. There have been many interesting british portrait drawing examples over the years, but those made by John Sergeant, Christopher Sanders, Estella Canziani, Edward Robert Hughes and James Stroudley are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in pencil, chalk and paint. A large british portrait drawing can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 5.52 high and 3.15 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a British Portrait Drawing?

The price for a british portrait drawing in our collection starts at $120 and tops out at $12,952 with the average selling for $3,114.

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