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Morning Greeting, Elegant Oil on Canvas with Gold Leaf, Pink Tree & Flowers
By Anastasia Gklava
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a gorgeous oil and gold leaf on canvas 15.75x15.75x1.5 inches / 40x40x4 cm The painting is available unframed for $950 - Artwork Framed: 18x18x2 inches / 50x50x6cm, custom bl...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Abyss 13A - contemporary and classic painting, elegant and strong subject
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
The work of Gian Marco Capraro mixes the old master's imagery mostly religious with a fresh technique, blurring some of the main characters, evoking a sense of mystery. The bold brig...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Abyss 5A - contemporary and classic painting, elegant and strong fish subject
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
The work of Gian Marco Capraro mixes the old master's imagery mostly religious with a fresh technique, blurring some of the main characters, evoking a sense of mystery. The bold brig...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Abyss 3A - contemporary and classic painting, elegant and strong fish subject
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
The work of Gian Marco Capraro mixes the old master's imagery mostly religious with a fresh technique, blurring some of the main characters, evoking a sense of mystery. The bold brig...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Old Master - 10M- contemporary and classic painting, elegant and strong subject
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
The work of Gian Marco Capraro mixes the old master's imagery mostly religious with a fresh technique, blurring some of the main characters, evoking a sense of mystery. The bold brig...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Old Master - 16M- contemporary and classic painting, elegant and strong subject
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
The work of Gian Marco Capraro mixes the old master's imagery mostly religious with a fresh technique, blurring some of the main characters, evoking a sense of mystery. The bold brig...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

"Gnarly", Elegant oil and gold leaf painting, olive tree, landscape, nature
By Anastasia Gklava
Located in Dallas, TX
"Gnarly" is a stunning, elegant painting depicting a mystic olive tree in the center, surrounded by a rich golden background. Artist Anastasia Gklava is an expert at applying gold le...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

"Untamed", Elegant oil and gold leaf painting, olive tree, landscape, nature
By Anastasia Gklava
Located in Dallas, TX
"Untamed" is a stunning, elegant painting depicting a mystic olive tree in the center, surrounded by a rich golden background. Artist Anastasia Gklava is an expert at applying gold l...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

"Ruby", Elegant oil on canvas with gold leaf, contemporary pink flowering tree
By Anastasia Gklava
Located in Dallas, TX
"Ruby" is a stunning and elegant painting of a contemporary pink flowering tree. Artist Anastasia Gklava is an expert at applying gold leaf. Her oil painting technique is fresh feeli...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Elegant Birch, Oil Painting
By Lisa Elley
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Here are my signature palette knife birch trees, with tons of thick oil paint and beautiful fall color contrast with a surreal background, intertwined with co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist More Art

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Oil

Elegant Lady by French River, Large Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Elegant Lady by French River, Large Oil French School, 20th Century, Oil painting on canvas, framed Canvas size: 24 x 37 inches Typical French impressionist oil, influenced by the...
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Elegant Portrait, Mother and Child, Original Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Elegant Portrait, Mother and Child, Abstract Original Oil Painting By French artist, 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Framed size: 12 x 15 inches This wonderfully abstrac...
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1970s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Barbara Doyle (b.1917) - Contemporary Oil, Elegant Edwardian Woman
Located in Corsham, GB
A vibrant and characterful portrait of an elegant and finely dressed Edwardian woman in a high neck blouse and a wide brimmed Summer hat. The painting is unsigned and on board. On bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Early 1900's English Impressionist Oil Painting Elegant Garden Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
English School, early 1900's oil painting on wood panel, unframed measures: 7 x 11.25 inches condition report: good, some surface scuffs and marks from previous storage provenance: ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large French Impressionist Oil - Elegant Abstract Portrait Of A Lady
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School/ Date: Douglas Stuart Allen (American/ French 1923-2021) American born artist from Chicago, retiring to France during his latter years to become a full time painter. ...
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Mid-19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Elegant Large Portrait, Picasso Style, Original Oil Painting, Signed
By Beatrice Werlie
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Elegant Large Portrait, Picasso Style, Original Oil Painting, Signed By French artist Beatrice Werlie, early 21st Century Titled 'Revly'' by the artist on the lower right hand corner...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Paisaje Gris y Blanco, elegant abstract contemporary landscape, oil painting
By Maria Jose Concha
Located in Dallas, TX
Maria Jose Concha lived for 7 years in the Chilean Patagonia, the world’s southernmost landscape, an experience, which transformed her work and becomes the focus of her expressive pa...
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2010s Color-Field Landscape Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

1920's Portrait of an Elegant Woman, Oil Painting, British
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
1920's Portrait of an Elegant Woman, Oil Painting, British British School, Early 20th Century Oil painting on wood panel, unframed Board size: 9.25 x 6 inches Quite a stunning portr...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Large Scale Oil Painting Elegant Woman Portrait Philadelphia Modernist Feminist
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Susan Moore Oil and paint stick on canvas. Vanity series. Title "Red Ruby" Depicts an elegant woman in an aqua, green and yellow dress on a gold background. Stunning piece with exqu...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Oil

CLASSICAL FRENCH OIL PAINTING FETE CHAMPETRE ELEGANT FIGURES COURTYARD SETTING
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, second half 20th century Title: Elegant Figures Medium: oil on board, framed Size: painting: 18.25 x 12.75 inches, including frame: 24 x 18.5 inches...
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Maurice Crawshaw (b.1947) Signed Impressionist Oil - Elegant Figures on Beach
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"On the Beach" by Maurice Crawshaw (British, born 1947) signed lower corner oil painting on board, unframed board measurements:16 x 20 inches provenance: private collection, Englan...
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique American Impressionist Roaring 20's Elegant Nocturnal Party Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Up for sale here is a really impressive early 1900's oil painting by William Clarke Rice, Jr. (1875 - 1928). A great nocturnal view housed in a period giltwood frame. Image size, 2...
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1930s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Oil Painting Pair by Louis Ammy Blanc "An Elegant Couple"
Located in Mere, GB
Oil Painting Pair by Louis Ammy Blanc "An Elegant Couple" 1810 - 1885 A German painter of the Aristocracy and of allegorical landscapes. he was born in Berlin and died in Dusseldorf....
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Fluttering, Oil on canvas with gold leaf, romantic elegant tree
By Anastasia Gklava
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a gorgeous oil and gold leaf on canvas 15.75x15.75x1.5 inches / 40x40x4 cm The painting is available unframed for $950 - Artwork Framed: 18x18x2 inches / 50x50x6cm, custom b...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Antique Signed Oil - Elegant Courtship Figures Chasing a Butterfly with Net
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Mariano Alonzo-Perez (1857-1930) Spanish, signed and inscribed. Title: La Chasse aux Papillons Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: painting: 23.5 x 12 inc...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"ELEGANT", Figurative Oil Painting, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Women in Politics
By Lauren Rinaldi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This figurative painting titled "ELEGANT" is an original artwork by Lauren Rinaldi made of oil on canvas. This piece measures 60"h x 30"w. Please note: Artwork will be on display at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Elegant Lady in Park - Impressionist Oil, Figure in Landscape - Adrien Moreau
By Adrien Moreau
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful oil on panel circa 1880 by French impressionist painter Adrien Moreau depicting an elegant lady in The Tuileries Garden, Paris in autumn. The woman is wearing a white sat...
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1880s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Elegant Scene In Paris - Signed French Impressionist Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Elegants in Paris" by William Mercier, French born 1939 signed oil painting on canvas, framed framed: 20.25 x 23.25 inches canvas: 15 x 18 inches Beautiful traditional French Impre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of an elegant Lady, 17th century, oil on panel.
By Sir Peter Lely
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Portrait of an elegant Lady, 14cm circular, oil on panel.
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17th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Elegant Women - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Interior Edmond Francois Aman-Jean
By Edmond Aman-Jean
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A large and stunning oil on canvas by French impressionist painter Edmond Francois Aman-Jean. The piece depicts an elegant woman in a purple dress with her assistant. Signature: Sig...
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1910s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

GINET-LASNIER (1927-2020) LARGE FRENCH OIL - ELEGANT FIGURES CLIFFTOP REGATTA
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Huguette Ginet-Lasnier (French 1927-2020), signed lower front and inscribed verso Ginet-Lasnier, the wife of the painter Jean Lasnier, was born in the Seine-Maritime...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

GINET-LASNIER (1927-2020) LARGE FRENCH OIL - ELEGANT FIGURES CLIFFTOP REGATTA
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Huguette Ginet-Lasnier (French 1927-2020), signed lower front and inscribed verso Ginet-Lasnier, the wife of the painter Jean Lasnier, was born in the Seine-Maritime...
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Early 2000s Post-Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

'Portrait of Aichi', School of Paris Oil, Elegant Young Woman, Brunette
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Henry' (French, 20th Century) and titled, verso, 'Aichi' and dated July, 1973. A bold modernist study of a beautiful young woman with brown hair, wearing a yell...
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1970s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Elegant Still Life of Cups in a Circle, Purplish Hue" Oil Paint
By Olga Antonova
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Elegant Still Life of Cups in a Circle, Purplish Hue," 2019, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 Inches (Unframed). Olga Antonova’s subject is compositions of extraordinarily elegant and beaut...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Elegant Still Life of Turquoise Cup with Other Cups" Oil Paint
By Olga Antonova
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Elegant Still Life of Turquoise Cup with Other Cups," 2019, Oil on Canvas, 13 x 16 Inches Olga Antonova’s subject is compositions of extraordinarily elegant and beautiful cups, pla...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Elegantes au Parc - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Landscape by Lucien Simon
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful oil on canvas by French painter Lucien Smith depicting a group of elegant ladies and gentleman gathered in a park, relaxing in the shade of the trees. Signature: Signed ...
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1910s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Elegantes in a Park - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Landscape by Mose Bianchi
By Mosè di Giosuè Bianchi
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful oil on panel circa 1880 by Italian painter Mose Di Giosue Bianchi depicting a number of elegant figures in a park on a sunny day - two ladies seated on the bench in the s...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Danseuses - Post Impressionist Oil, Elegant Figures in Interior by Jean Cosson
By Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming oil on canvas circa 1920 by French Post Impressionist painter Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson depicting beautifully dressed dancers talking with gentleman in an interior. Sign...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century French/ Russian Modernist Signed Oil - Elegant Lady Spring Blossom
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French/ Russian School, signed and dated Title: Printemps (Spring). Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed: canvas: 18.25 x 21.75 inches Provenance: private ...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique French Oil Elegant Figures Boating Party on River beside Grand Buildings
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, 19th century Title: The Elegant Boating Party Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: framed: 24.25 x 30.25 inches canvas: 19.5 x 25.5 inch...
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19th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

SIGNED FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST OIL - ELEGANT LADY LOOKING OUT TO SEA ON CLIFFS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, late 20th century, signed lower corner Title: Lady sitting on cliffs looking out to sea. Medium: oil painting on canvas Size: painting: 15.75 x...
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Late 20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Rose Blanche Avec Nappe - elegant textured florals, blue, orange, still life oil
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Bloomfield, ON
In layers of thick, expressive brushwork, roses of white and indigo are framed by passages of green, sky blue and walnut brown in this elegant painting by Jennifer Hornyak. The verti...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Young Elegant Asian Woman Oil on Canvas, circa 1940s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Young elegant Asian woman oil on canvas, circa 1940s This is one of our favorite paintings. A young Asian woman out on a warm afternoon. The quality of this painting cannot be ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens

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Canvas

HUGE FRENCH CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING - ELEGANT LADIES WITH PARASOLS IN THE SUN
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, late 20th/ early 21st century, signed lower corner. Title: Sunny Landscape with Elegant Figures and Parasols Medium: oil painting on canvas Size: ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Elegant dans un parc - Post-Impressionist Oil, Figures by Elie Anatole Pavil
By Elie Anatole Pavil
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming oil on panel circa 1910 by Russian born post impressionist painter Elie Anatole Pavil. The piece depicts several elegantly dressed ladies seated in a park. Signature: Si...
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1910s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Petit panier vert - elegant small green, yellow, lilac floral still life oil
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Bloomfield, ON
A small, lime green basket brimming with blossoms in pink, orange and yellow is set on a green striped cloth and in front of a turquoise lit window in this charming oil painting on p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Pink Flower with Green and Bronze - elegant textured florals, still life oil
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Foliage and a single pink flower are framed by textured shapes of verdant green and cerulean in this sophisticated composition by Jennifer Hornyak. Framed dimensions are 21 x 21 in...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Wood Panel

TOMMASO PRINCIPE (b1942) LARGE ITALIAN SIGNED OIL - ELEGANT LADIES IN PARKLAND
By Tommaso Principe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Walking in the Park" by Tommaso Principe (Italian b.1942) signed lower corner oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas: 19.5 x 27.5 inches Beautiful Italian Impressionist oil paint...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Mahogany Brown with Pink - elegant small green, lilac floral still life oil
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Painterly greens and cobalt frame flowers in dashes of pink and lilac in this intimate oil by Jennifer Hornyak. A mahogany vase becomes the focal point of the delightful composition....
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

1940's ENGLISH SIGNED OIL - PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN ELEGANT DRESS - GREENS & PINKS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Frank Graves (British 1913-2001), signed and dated 1946. Title: Portrait of the artists wife. Medium: oil painting on board, unframed. Size: painting: 22 x 14.5 i...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

18th Century English Oil Landscape Painting: Elegant Figures alongside River Wye
By Attributed to William Marlow
Located in London, GB
Attributed to William Marlow (English, 1740-1813) Elegant Figures alongside the River Wye 1790 131 x 152 cm, inc. frame This quiet bucolic scene shows figures enjoying their natural...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fine Early 1700's French Oil Elegant Figures Lady being Dressed Rococo Interior
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French School, circa 1720's circle of Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) oil painting on canvas 15 x 23 inches provenance: private collection, UK Fine depiction of an elegant ladies boudo...
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Early 18th Century Rococo Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Huge 1700's Dutch Old Master Oil Painting Elegant Court Figures Musical Soiree
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Dutch School, early 1700's. Title: Elegant Court Figures at a Musical Soiree. Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed. Size: painting: 40 x 49.5 inches, framed: 46...
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Early 18th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

White Flowers with Fuchsia Ground - elegant, pink, brown, floral still life oil
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Bloomfield, ON
A ground of fuchsia frames a vase of white flowers in this sophisticated oil composition by Jennifer Hornyak. Inspired by German Expressionism and the French Fauvist masters such as...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fine 19th Century French Oil - Elegant Lady training her Puppy Dog
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Training the New Puppy by Henri Charles Antoine Baron (1816-1885) oil painting on panel, period gilt frame with name plaque panel: 13 x 9.5 inches provenance: private collection, Fra...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Animal Paintings

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Oil

C. 1900 FRENCH BELLE EPOQUE HUGE OIL PAINTING - ELEGANT LADIES BOATING ON LAKE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Elegants on the Lake" French School, circa 1900 oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 89cm x 98cm framed: 101cm x 111cm Wonderfully decorative large French oil painting from th...
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Early 20th Century Rococo Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Elegant back in evening dress, original oil on canvas, 20thC, realist style
By Maurice Blieck
Located in Nutfield, Surrey
Maurice Blieck (1876-1922) was born in Laeken in Belgium and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels around 1894-96. He produced portraits, landscapes seascapes and harbour ...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Henry Adams (1794-1868) attrib. - Mid 19th Century Oil, An Elegant Couple
Located in Corsham, GB
Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this fine Georgian oil, attributed to the genre scene painter Henry Adams (1794-1868). The scene shows an elegantly dressed couple, the woman in a ...
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19th Century Landscape Paintings

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Oil

LARGE 20TH CENTURY FRENCH SIGNED OIL - ELEGANT MODEL WITH DOGS IN INTERIOR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, signed and titled to label verso. Title: Model with Dogs in Interior scene Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: framed: 38.75 x 32.5 inch...
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Mid-20th Century Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Crayon

Very Large French Original Oil Portrait of Elegant Lady in Interior Room Setting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady French School, 20th century oil painting on canvas, unframed 40 x 29 inches condition: very good and presentable provenance: private collection, Provence Superb ...
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20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Elegant Oil For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact elegant oil you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 29 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect elegant oil 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 21st Century. Adding an elegant oil to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of brown, gray, black, gold and more. Finding an appealing elegant oil — no matter the origin — is easy, but Olga Antonova, Anastasia Gklava, Beatrice Werlie, Gian Marco Capraro and Jennifer Hornyak each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these — often created in oil paint, paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Elegant Oil?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — an elegant oil in our inventory may begin at $300 and can go as high as $71,038, while the average can fetch as much as $3,900.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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