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Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Pont du Buis Bridge (Aurillac, France)
Located in Houston, TX
Serene watercolor landscape along the banks of the La Jordanne River looking at the Pont du Buis bridge in he picturesque city of Aurillac located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Windmill
Located in Houston, TX
Picturesque French watercolor of a windmill in tranquil cool hues, circa 1920. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame...
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1910s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape
By Roger Tochon
Located in Houston, TX
Lively French watercolor of peaceful country tranquility along the river bank while town buildings peep out by artist Roger Tochon, circa 1930. Original vintage one-of-a-kind artw...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Painting
By Laure
Located in Houston, TX
Warm and pleasing watercolor portrait painting of a charming young lady with a small crown on leaves accenting her hair, 1912. Signed Laure and dated lower right. Original one-of-a-...
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1910s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Island Market
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Bright watercolor and tempera painting of a breezy outdoor meat market on the island of Madagascar by French artist Stéphane Magnard, circa 1950. Stéphane Magnard was the painter f...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Paris Park
By Madeleine Scali
Located in Houston, TX
Peaceful watercolor of a figure sat on a park bench in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris by French artist Madeleine Scali, circa 1960. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displ...
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1960s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Red Vines
Located in Houston, TX
Eye catching watercolor of bright flowering vines covering a towering column along the serene Riviera, circa 1920. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat ...
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1910s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - The Cavalcade
Located in Houston, TX
Captivating watercolor of a procession of people following a park path using a multitude of bright hues, circa 1960. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold ...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Crystal Falls
Located in Houston, TX
Magnificent French watercolor of a crystal blue waterfall spilling out from a rocky crevice by artist J. Aucante-Roy, circa 1920. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper disp...
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1910s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Madagascar Beach
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Expertly rendered watercolor landscape of boats moored along a small beach in Madagascar Africa by French artist Stephane Magnard (1917-2010), circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind ar...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Rural Outskirts
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Warmly hued watercolor of rust colored homes and buildings dotting a rural landscape by French artist Stephane Magnard, circa 1950. Signed lower right. Stéphane Magnard was the pain...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Sienna Mountains
By Frank Valise
Located in Houston, TX
Rustically charming watercolor landscape of mountain peaks rising over a lake surrounded by pines in a bright sienna tone by Frank Valise, circa 1940. Signed lower right. Original o...
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1930s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Lazy River
Located in Houston, TX
Delightful French watercolor of a glassy river lined with vivid green grass and trees dotted in fall colors from 1911. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white...
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1910s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Seascape - Rocky Coastline
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Striking watercolor seascape of a rocky inlet circling an island lush with dense foliage by French artist Stephane Magnard, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper disp...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Rooftops of Paris
By André Lafond
Located in Houston, TX
Delightful watercolor painting of a beautiful sky rolling over the rooftops of Paris by artist André Lafond, 1955. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat ...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Village Path
By Jacques Bouillac
Located in Houston, TX
Inviting watercolor of a small path winding through a quaint town using soft, cool hues by artist Jacques Bouillac, circa 1950. Signed lower right. Original one-of-a-kind artwork ...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Village de Provence
By Augustin Faure
Located in Houston, TX
Impressive watercolor landscape of a charming old world scene of a village in Provence, France by artist Augustin Faure, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displa...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Ink

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Village of Bruyères, France
By M. Kessler
Located in Houston, TX
Featuring a vast country field dotted by cottages, this vintage French watercolor depicts the farming town of Bruyères, France by M. Kesseler, 1945. Bruyères, located in northeastern...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Seascape - Cape Fréhel, Brittany, France
Located in Houston, TX
Mesmerizing watercolor of towering rock formations along Cape Fréhel in Brittany, France by S. Lefevre Goux, circa 1920. A peninsula located in the Côtes-d'Armor in northern Brittany...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Edge of the Riviera
Located in Houston, TX
Striking watercolor of a beautiful sunset over a rocky shore along the French Riviera by French artist L. Bourlier, circa 1920. Signed lower left. Original artwork on paper display...
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1910s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Where the Mountains Meet
Located in Houston, TX
Two snow-capped mountains meet under a clear blue sky in this vivid French watercolor, circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a ...
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1930s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Côte d'Azur
By M. Kessler
Located in Houston, TX
Serene French watercolor along the banks of the Côte d'Azur by artist M. Kesseler, 1938. Signed and dated lower left. Original vintage one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a ...
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1930s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Painting - Village de Provence
By Jean Lambert
Located in Houston, TX
Charming watercolor landscape painting of an arched stone entrance to a small village in Provence, France by artist Jean Lambert, circa 1940. Signed lower right. Original artwork on...
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1930s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Place de la Concorde, Paris
By Bourlier
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French watercolor featuring one of the Place de la Concorde's famous fountains with the Luxor Obelisk in the background, by P. Bourlier, circa 1930. The artist's perspective ...
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1930s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Moulin de la Galette, Paris
By R. Holstein
Located in Houston, TX
Evocative watercolor landscape painting of the Moulin de la Galette, a landmark windmill in the Montmartre neighborhood on a wintry Paris day, by R. Holstein, 1948. Signed and dated ...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Still-Life
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor and charcoal still-life study of a gleaming teakettle and a mandolin, circa 1930. Original one-of-a-kind vintage work of art on paper displayed on a white mat with...
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1920s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Paper, Watercolor

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Vintage French Fashion Sketch - Two Tone Dress Jacket
By Serge Matta
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French watercolor and ink fashion sketch of a simple dress jacket in grey and white by haute couture designer Serge Matta, circa 1960. Couture stamp lower right. Original ar...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Ink, Paper

Vintage French Pen & ink Drawing - French Courtyard
By Jean-Charles Lauthe
Located in Houston, TX
Playful pen and ink line drawing of a small garden courtyard by artist Jean Charles Lauthe, circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archiv...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Pen

Vintage French Landscape - Peacock Pond
Located in Houston, TX
Pencil drawing of splendid peacocks resting peacefully beside a glistening pond and willow tree. Signed and dated 1942 lower right. Displayed on a white mat with a gold border and ...
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1940s Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper

Vintage French Mid-Century Abstract
By D. Wargon
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century oil pastel abstract incorporating a vast array of color and unique shapes by artist D. Wargon, circa 1950. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a...
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1950s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel, Paper

Vintage French Pen & Ink Fashion Sketch
Located in Houston, TX
Whimsical one-of-a-kind French vintage ink fashion sketch of a short and bouncy, sleeveless dress by a French fashion designer, circa 1960. Original artwork on paper displayed on a...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen

Vintage French Landscape Drawing - Villiers Saint Paul
By Diogène Ulysse Napoléon Maillart
Located in Houston, TX
Skillful pencil landscape drawing of travelers on the road bordering the small town of Villers-Saint-Paul north of Paris,France by artist Diogène Ulysse N. Maillart (1840-1926), 1908...
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Early 1900s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil, Color Pencil

Vintage Balmain French Fashion Sketch - Couture Coat, c. 1960
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original haute couture sketch of a blue and yellow coat by Parisian designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960, featuring fascinating design details, such as alternating colors and collar d...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Vintage French Abstract Drawing - Medical Books
Located in Houston, TX
A fascinating abstract pencil drawing of an array of French medical books - titled "Obstetrique" (Obstetrics) and "Pathologie Chirurgicale" (Surgical Pathology), among others - coupl...
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1930s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Color Pencil, Paper, Pencil

Vintage French Ink and Pastel - Tablescape
By Madeleine Scali
Located in Houston, TX
Light and airy pastel and ink still life of books and a candlestick by French artist Madeleine Scali (1911- 2000), circa 1960. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a...
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1950s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Oil Pastel, Paper

Vintage French Modernist Jean Lurcat Watercolor Painting Mod Blue and Orange Owl
By Jean Lurçat
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jean Lurcat,New York, France, 1892-1966 Depicts a highly stylized, expressionist owl bird figure hidden in leaves surrounded by bright, vibrant, vivid blue, yellow, and orange colors...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Lithograph

Vintage Watercolor Painting "Methode, Paris" by Chen, C.1965
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage watercolor painting "Methode, Paris" by Chen, C.1965. Dimensions: 19" wide x 25" high The frame measures 28.5" wide x 34.5" high Signed and dated lower left Good ...
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

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Paper

Vintage French Aquatint - Temminick's Birds
By Coenraad Jacob Temminick
Located in Houston, TX
Hand-tinted aquatint etching of a male Lumachelle Pigeon from "Les Pigeons" by the famed illustrators Knip and Temminck who inspired the future works of John James Audubon, 1811. Sev...
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19th Century Animal Prints

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Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Bruyère
By M. Kessler
Located in Houston, TX
Inviting French watercolor landscape of a charming yellow estate nestled among trees by artist M. Kesseler, 1945. Titled, initialed and dated lower right. Original one-of-a-kind art...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Fischbeck
By C. Groux
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous watercolor painting of a rural road lined with statuesque trees in the village of Fischbeck, Germany by French artist C. Groux, 1942. Signed, titled and dated lower right. ...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape
Located in Houston, TX
Cheerful watercolor landscape of the entrance to a charming corner building by artist Wornser, circa 1950. Unsigned. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white m...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Chamalieres
Located in Houston, TX
Inviting watercolor landscape of a small street in the town of Chamalieres, France by T. Simoney, 1950. Titled, signed and dated lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed ...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape
Located in Houston, TX
Cheerful watercolor landscape painting of village rooftops nestled in a Pyrenees valley drenched in sunlight, 1950. Shows the lovely town of Saint Mamet Luchon. Titled "St. Mamet Luc...
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1950s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor- A Dapper Couple
By R. Prigent
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French watercolor is adapted from a painting from impressionist painter, George Caillebotte and features a handsome Victorian era couple strolling down the street by R. Prige...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Old Town
By L. Viardy
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful take on a old world street scene in France by artist L. Viardy, circa 1930. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Arc...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Vieil Aurillac
Located in Houston, TX
Serene watercolor landscape along the banks of the picturesque city of Aurillac, France, 1976. Signed and dated lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat wi...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Rural Escape
Located in Houston, TX
Dreamy watercolor landscape of a rural farm surrounded by lush pastures and rolling hills, 1957. Signed and dated lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat ...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Upper Provence
By Albert Guillaume
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous French watercolor of a small river backed by majestic mountains located in Haute Provence, France by artist A. Guillaume, 1979. Dated and signed lower right. Original ar...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Lone Arbor
Located in Houston, TX
Distinctive watercolor of a lush and towering tree framed by rustic farm buildings by French artist E. d'Orval, circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with ...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Baroque Estate
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite vintage watercolor of tall trees lining the entrance to the grounds of an impressive estate by artist M. Friedrid, circa 1935. Signed lower left. Original one-of-a-kind ...
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1930s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - City View
Located in Houston, TX
Inviting French watercolor of the view of a small city and an elaborate cathedral from a small path bordered with trees, 1978. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat ...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Steam Ship
Located in Houston, TX
Soothing French watercolor of a small steamer ship afloat in a tranquil bay by L. Viardy, circa 1930. Signed lower left. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a ...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Clock Tower
By Albert Guillaume
Located in Houston, TX
Cheerful and sunny French watercolor of a small town with a prominent clock tower by artist A. Guillaume, 1979. Dated and signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed o...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Vintage French Watercolor - Provence Country
By Albert Guillaume
Located in Houston, TX
Warmly hued French watercolor of a paved drive leading to a small cottage in the Provence countryside by artist A. Guillaume, circa 1970. Original artwork on paper displayed on a...
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1960s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Parisian Bridge
By Pierre Martin
Located in Houston, TX
Impressive watercolor landscape of a stone bridge spanning the Seine river, Notre Dame cathedral rises in the background by French artist Pierre Martin, circa 1950. Signed lower righ...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Normandy Lighthouse
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage landscape watercolor painting of Le Tréport lighthouse in Normandy, France by French artist C. Groux, circa 1930. Unsigned. Displayed on a white mat with a gold border a...
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1920s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - French Riviera Villa
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful and airy French watercolor painting of a of a bright white villa draped in blooming foliage, circa 1930. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - The Red Bench
Located in Houston, TX
Noteworthy French watercolor of a figure seated on a bench depicted in red, a table with a contrasting floral arrangement sits nearby, circa 1920. Artist unknown, Original artwork...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Lily Bouquet
By Madeleine Scali
Located in Houston, TX
Splendid watercolor painting of bright lilies in magenta and purple arranged in a shining ceramic pitcher by French artist Madeleine Scali (1911-2000), circa 1960. Unsigned. Origina...
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1960s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor Landscape - Sunlit Stroll
Located in Houston, TX
Expertly rendered watercolor landscape of a bright summer day among historic buildings and greenery, 1925. Artist unknown. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a w...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

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French Vintage Watercolors For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of french vintage watercolors is available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Contemporary, Impressionist or Modern versions of these works for sale today — there are 2 Contemporary, 2 Impressionist and 1 Modern examples available. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Adding a colorful pieces of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the french vintage watercolors on 1stDibs that include elements of beige, brown, gray, white and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Stephane Magnard, M. Kesseler, R. Prigent, Marguerite Bermond and Albert Guillaume produced especially popular works that are worth a look. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paper, paint and watercolor — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are French Vintage Watercolors?

The average selling price for french vintage watercolors we offer is $350, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $2,200 for the highest priced.