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Girl With Fan

Girl with Fan, Oil Painting
By Di Li Feng
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Di Li Feng, Chinese (1958 - ) Title: Girl with Fan Year: circa 1990 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 37.5 x 50 in. (95.25 x 127 cm) Frame Size: 49 x 62.5 inches
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Girl with Fan by the River, Oil Painting
By Di Li Feng
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Di Li Feng, Chinese (1958 - ) Title: Girl with Fan by the River Year: circa 2000 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 51 x 38 in. (129.54 x 96.52 cm) Frame Size: 62.5 x 4...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

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Jeune femme à l’éventail (Young Girl with a Fan)
By James Tissot
Located in New Orleans, LA
Conjuring the brilliance of late 18th-century costume with infusions of 19th-century modernity, James Jacques Joseph Tissot’s Jeune femme à l’éventail illustrates the remarkable tech...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

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Edith Lawson - Signed Contemporary Oil, Girls In an Interior with Fans
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming study of young girls playing with fans, titled to the reverse "Grandmother's Fans" and inscribed "Ex M.O.D". Presented in a cream frame with hessian mount. Signed. On boa...
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Materials

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A Spanish Beauty - 19th Century Portrait of Girl with Fan - 1863 Paris Salon
By Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a ‘Spanish Beauty’ with a fan by the world-renowned French painter Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893). The paintin...
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Materials

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Flapper Girl with Fan
By Charles Allan Gilbert
Located in Minneapolis, MN
On offer is a lovely pastel illustration by C. Allan Gilbert. It depicts a stylish flapper girl in a pretty beaded black dress with a large ostrich plume hand fan. It is our hunch t...
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1920s Art Deco Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Pastel

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Finding the Right Portrait Paintings for You

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

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

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

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

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

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