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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

Chess Game Set French Israeli Surrealist Watercolor Gouache Painting
By Zvi Milshtein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is a large hand signed mixed media paiting on Arches French paper. A chess game encounter. Figurative Abstract Expressionist painting. Zwy Milshtein (Zvi Tzvi Milstein) BIOGRA...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Gouache

Large French Art Deco Four Horsemen of Apocalypse Watercolor Gouache Painting
By Jean de Botton
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jean de Botton (1898-1978). Jean Isy De Botton was part of the Ecole de Paris or School of Paris, a group of both French and non-French artists living in Paris between the two world ...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Bateaux - French Impressionist Watercolor, Boats in Seascape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful watercolour on paper circa 1920 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting a sailing boat and a row boat at sea, with the sunset leaving a pink sky in the dist...
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1920s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Algerian French Vibrant Colorful Expressionist Beach Scene Oil Pastel Drawing
By Armand Henri Nakache
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Armand Nakache was the foremost champion of Expressionism in France, an area unfairly shunned by a society more attracted to the charms of classical painting, Impressionism, Post-Imp...
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20th Century Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Pastel

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 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

ARTIST AT EASEL PAINTING ON THE BEACH - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Artist" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.25 x 7.75 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century Frenc...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Rare Set of Nine Original French Watercolour Designs & Illustrations
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Beautiful group of nine (9) original French watercolour paintings - mainly of a floral and landscape nature. The works date between 1904 and 1941 - with the majority being around the...
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Early 20th Century Realist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Landscape - Overgrown Tower in Lush Green field under Cloudy Blue Sky
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor painting of a crumbling, overgrown tower set beside a small village, circa 1960. Displayed on a white mat with a gold border and fits a standard-size frame. Archiva...
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1960s Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper

FISHERMAN ON QUAY MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOUR- -
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Le Pecheur by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 6 x 9 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French Impre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

VINTAGE FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOR - FIGURES ON BALCONY
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Balcony" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.75 x 8.25 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century Fre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

ANGLER IN BOAT - MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOUR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Angler" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed inscribed verso stamped verso painting: 9 x 10 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th c...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOUR - BLUE FRENCH LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Blue Landscape" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 7 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century Fr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FISHERMAN ON JETTY - MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Fisherman" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.5 x 7.5 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century Fre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR BUSY BEACH SCENE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sur la Plage by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 6.25 x 8.75 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century ...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - SUN BATHERS LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"SunBathers" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 6.25 x 9 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century Fre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST VIBRANT WATERCOLOUR - FIGURES CHATTING
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Figures Chatting" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 6.75 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th centu...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FISHERMAN IN TRANQUIL LAKE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Fisherman" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.5 x 9.5 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century Fre...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOUR - BRIGHT BLUE SUMMERS DAY OVER BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 6.25 x 9.5 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century French Impr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLOUR - LADY IN BIKINI SUNBATHING
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Sunbathing Lady" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed double sided painting: 4.25 x 6.75 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th cent...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FIGURES AT A BUSY BEACH BAR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Beach Bar" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 7 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century French ...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FIGURES AT THE PIER
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Figures At The Pier" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 7 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th centu...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FIGURES ON BRIGHT BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Figures On The Beach" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed double sided painting: 5 x 8 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th centu...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FAMILY ON THE BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Family On Beach" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 6.25 x 9.5 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th cent...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - FRENCH WARM DAY AT THE PIER
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"French Pier" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 6.75 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century Fr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - LADIES DAY AT THE BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Ladies At The Beach " by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.5 x 7.5 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th ...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

French 20th century Impressionist Painting Rocky Coastline with Boats & Figure
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Combing the Beach" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on card, unframed stamped verso painting: 6 x 9 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century Fren...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE- FUN DAY AT THE BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Fun Day At The Beach" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 4.25 x 6 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th c...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - LADY ON THE BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Watercolour Beach Scene" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 6.75 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20t...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED WATERCOLOUR - BRIGHT BLUE SKIES OVER THE BEACH
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Blue Skies" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on paper, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.5 x 7.5 inches A delightful original oil painting by the 20th century Fr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING - BRITTANY COASTLINE TOWN
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Brittany" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on card, unframed stamped verso painting: 4.5 x 6 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French Impr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST CITY LANDSCAPE SCENE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The French City" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on card, unframed stamped verso painting: 6 x 9 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING - BRITTANY COAST BLUE SKIES
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Blue Skies" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on card, unframed stamped verso painting: 5 x 7 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French Impr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

MAURICE MAZEILIE - FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING - BRITTANY TOWN ON COAST
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Brittany" by Maurice Mazeilie (French) watercolour painting on card, unframed stamped verso painting: 5.5 x 7 inches A delightful original painting by the 20th century French Impr...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Antique French Town Watercolor Painting
By Alphonse Soumers
Located in Houston, TX
Mesmerizing one-of-a-kind watercolor of an old town French street scene by artist Alphonse Soumers, circa 1920. Original one-of-a-kind vintage work of art on paper displayed on a w...
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1910s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Rolling Seas," Jesse Leach France, watercolor, gouache, seascape, impressionist
By Jesse Leach France
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Painter and teacher Jesse France was born in Ohio, and lived and painted along the eastern seaboard in New York City, New Haven, CT and on Higgins Beach, Maine. After studying art at...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache

"Sunrise Over Prout's Neck," Jesse Leach France, watercolor, coastal, Maine
By Jesse Leach France
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Painter and teacher Jesse France was born in Ohio, and lived and painted along the eastern seaboard in New York City, New Haven, CT and on Higgins Beach, Maine. After studying art at...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

John Richard Lowndes French (1881–1958) - 1919 Watercolour, The King's
Located in Corsham, GB
A dynamic depiction of the 1919 Birthday Honours (The 1919 Birthday Honours were appointments by King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by cit...
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor
Located in Houston, TX
Pencil and watercolor portrait of a person in loose period clothing displaying nervous energy and vibrant demeanor by P.B. Faurnier, 1833. Signed lower right. Original artwork on p...
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1830s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

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  • French Watercolor
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H 20 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
French Countryside, Watercolor Painting by Jacques Despierre
By Jacques Despierre
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jacques Despierre, French (1912 - 1995) Title: French Countryside Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed in pencil l.l. Image Size: 10 x 14 inches Frame Size: 16 x 20 inches
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1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Abstract Watercolor
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor abstract in soothing hues of light yellow, blue and black by Eric Brault, circa 1990. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archiv...
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1990s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

  • French Abstract Watercolor
  • French Abstract Watercolor
  • French Abstract Watercolor
  • French Abstract Watercolor
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
Original French Watercolor
Located in New York, NY
Charming 18th Century original watercolor of a seated female figure. Matted in acid-free, 4-ply brown mat. Framed in wood frame with antiqued gold finish. Image size: 5 1/2 x 3 in...
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18th Century and Earlier Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Landscape Watercolor Painting, Paris France, Jewish Yemenite Israeli Artist
By Dov Bousani
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Dov Bousani, Israeli painter, born 1928, Yemen. Education Bezalel, Jerusalem. Advanced Grande Chaumiere and Beaux Arts, Paris. Bousani Dov studied painting at the Bezalel Academy of...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor Landscape - Domaine
Located in Houston, TX
Vibrant landscape of French domaine by Madeleine Scali, 1983. Dated lower left. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size fram...
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1980s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor mingles old world charm with impressionistic view of fishing village and lighthouse, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold bor...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor of quiet fishing village in Brittany, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archiva...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor of quiet fishing village in Brittany, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archiva...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
Located in Houston, TX
French watercolor of brightly-colored fishing boats at dusk, 1979. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-si...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
  • French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
  • French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
  • French Watercolor - Fishing Boats
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
French Watercolor Forest Landscape
By M. Guillaumey
Located in Houston, TX
Autumn-hued watercolor of a forest landscape by French artist M. Guillaumey, 2002. Signed in pencil lower right. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat wit...
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Early 2000s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Rice Fields
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Tranquil watercolor of a rice field surrounded by a small farming village by French artist Stephane Magnard, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a go...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Riverside Village Watercolor
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully detailed French watercolor by artist M. Pouxviel, 1990. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Paris Bridge
Located in Houston, TX
Attractive French watercolor of a Paris bridge spanning across the Seine river with the Tour St Jacques in the back by artist Eric Brault, circa 1990. Original artwork on paper dis...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Seaside Village
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Delightful watercolor of a Madagascar African fishing village by Stéphane Magnard, resident artist to the former French colony from 1950 to 1953. Original artwork on paper displ...
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1950s 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

French Watercolor - Bucolic Church
Located in Houston, TX
Warmly hued watercolor landscape of a old church perched atop a rural hillside by French artist R.D. Flament, 1940. Signed lower left and titled and dated lower right. Original art...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

  • French Watercolor - Bucolic Church
  • French Watercolor - Bucolic Church
  • French Watercolor - Bucolic Church
  • French Watercolor - Bucolic Church
H 12 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
French Watercolor - Twilight Reflection
Located in Houston, TX
Soothing watercolor landscape of a glassy pond reflecting the colors of the evening sky, circa 1990. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Island Market
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Excellent watercolor of island villagers tending their outdoor market stall by Stephane Magnard, circa 1950. Magnard was the resident artist to the French colony of Madagascar from 1...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Tropical Village
By Stephane Magnard
Located in Houston, TX
Bright and airy watercolor of a figure in a small tropical village by French artist Stephane Magnard, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold bor...
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1940s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Viridescent Garden
Located in Houston, TX
Soothing French watercolor of a figure working in a large lush garden hued in a soft green by artist Francois Kamel, 1971. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

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French Watercolour Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

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The average selling price for a french watercolour painting we offer is $457, while they’re typically $80 on the low end and $105,000 for the highest priced.

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