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Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ink Sketch by Iconic Fashion Designer Halston
Located in New York, NY
Ink sketch by iconic fashion designer, Halston. Ink sketch done on legal note paper, his preferred medium for his initial ideas. Paper Size 12" x 8" Provenance: In the 70’s Halst...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Vintage Pen & Ink Sketch - Close Couple
By Jean-Charles Lauthe
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage pen & ink line drawing of a couple posing for the artist on a sofa by French artist and film director Jean-Charles Lauthe, circa 1930. Original artwork on paper display...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Pen

Lineage XII - delicate, copper, oil ink, sketch, monoprint on archival paper
By Susan Collett
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Toronto-based artist Susan Collett studied printmaking and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is a past winner of the Winifred Shantz Award and an elected member of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic Polymer, Ink, Archival Paper

Louis Osman FRIBA Lincoln Cathedral architectural ink sketches 1960 Bishop Choir
By Louis Osman
Located in London, GB
As Goldsmith Osman designed the Crown for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969, and as architect he commissioned Jacob Epstein's chef d'oeuvre, the Madonna and Child on the...
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1930s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen, Watercolor

Lineage Mapping - delicate, copper, oil ink, sketch, monoprint on archival paper
By Susan Collett
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Delicate branches, roots, and drifting clouds in soft ochre, white, grey and black form a playful map-like narrative in this unique printed image. This monoprint began with images ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Monoprint

Royal Navy Bandsman: Peter Collins ARCA pen and ink sketch clarinet Naval
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in London, GB
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Town Scene: Peter Collins ARCA pen and ink sketch Modern British Art
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in London, GB
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Rabbits original pen and ink sketch Derrick Sayer Beverley Nichols Cats ABC
By Derrick Latimer Sayer
Located in London, GB
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1980s Surrealist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

PRADA Sport Light Pink Ink Sketch Face Print Spaghetti Strap Pleated Sundress
By Prada, Miuccia Prada
Located in Thiensville, WI
Prada Sport light pink spaghetti strap sundress. Black all over abstract sketched portrait motif on light pink. Adjustable elasticized spaghetti straps. Beige twill tape detail along...
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

Dogs original pen and ink sketch Derrick Sayer for Beverley Nichols Cats ABC
By Derrick Latimer Sayer
Located in London, GB
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1980s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Ducks original pen and ink sketch Derrick Sayer for Beverley Nichols Cats ABC
By Derrick Latimer Sayer
Located in London, GB
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1980s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Tree original pen and ink sketch Derrick Sayer for Beverley Nichols Cats ABC
By Derrick Latimer Sayer
Located in London, GB
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1980s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Nude: Peter Collins ARCA pen and ink sketch with wash Modern British Art
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in London, GB
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1980s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Three Sketched Portraits - Original China Ink by Mino Maccari - 1960s
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Three Sketched Portraits is an original drawing on paper, realized around the Seventies by the great Italian artist and journalist, Mino Maccari (Siena, 1898 - 1989). China ink (Blu...
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1960s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

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

Sketch India Ink by Alfredo Chiappori - 1977
By Alfredo Chiappori
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch is an original china ink drawing realized by Alfredo Chiappori (1/9/1977). The artwork is in very good conditions on a white cardboard. Alfredo Chiappori (Lecco 1943) is an ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Expressionist Seated Figure Sketch 1940-50s Ink & Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s ink and graphite on paper seated figure study is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle o...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Graphite

Bather Sketch - Original Ink Drawing by Michel Simonidy - 1910s
By Michel Simonidy
Located in Roma, IT
Bather Sketch is an original artwork realized by Michel Simonidy in the first years of the XX Century. China ink on cardboard. The mark of the artist appears both on the back and o...
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1910s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Joey Alexander Trio - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Joey Alexander Trio in action in NYC. Includes Joey Alexander's signature. "...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

FLOW Priory Park sketch 325, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Geoff Dunlop
Located in Yardley, PA
Much of my work as an artist is a response to the flowing narratives of nature, and to the wealth of languages nature has created that tell us its stories. An alternative version is...
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2010s Other Art Style Color Photography

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Archival Ink

Pat Martino Quintet - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Pat Martino Quintet live in action at the Saratoga Jazz Festival. Includes mus...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Sketch - Original China Ink Drawing by Alfredo Chiappori - 1977
By Alfredo Chiappori
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch is an original drawing in china ink on cardboard realized by Alfredo Chiappori (1/9/1977). The artwork is in very good conditions on a white cardboard, on the back there is t...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Sketch of a Seated Woman in Ink, 20th Century
By Gwen Stone
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century ink on paper nude is by Northern California artist, poet, and playwright Gwen Stone (1913-2007). Stone has exhibited widely; at the CA Palace of the Legion of...
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Late 20th Century Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Chic Fashion Model circa 1950s Pen & Ink Fashion Sketch
Located in Bristol, CT
Pen & ink circa 1950s fashion sketch in a gilt bamboo frame Art Sz: 8"H x 4.5"W Frame Sz: 7.75"H x 11.75"W
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1950s Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Pen

Early 20th Century Furniture Sketch, Ink and Graphite
By Gottlieb Buehler
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1900-1930 ink and graphite on paper furniture design was created for Gottlieb Buehler and Company in Allentown, PA. Gottlieb Buehler was born in Germany in 1857 and was a ...
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Early 20th Century Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Graphite

Mid Century Seated Figure Sketch in Ink and Pastel
By Seymour Tubis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa mid 20th century ink and pastel paint on paper figure is by Santa Fe artist Seymour Tubis (1919-1993). Tubis studied at the Art Students League with Hans Hofmann (1946-194...
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20th Century American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Ink, Paper

Harold Lopez Nussa Trio - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Harold Lopez Nussa Trio live in action. Includes musicians' signatures. "Jon...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Autograph Letter with Original Sketch by Hans Erni - 1949
Located in Roma, IT
Autograph Letter Signed with Original Sketch by Hans Erni to Nesto Jacometti. March 5th, 1949. Signed "ton Erni". One page, one-sided. On ivory colored tissue paper. In French. In v...
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1940s Modern More Art

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Paper, Ink

Sketch - Original Ink by Serge Fontinsky - Mid-20th Century
By Serge Fontinsky
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch is an original china ink drawing realized by Serge Fontinsky (1887-1971) in the half of the 20th Century. Good conditions, minor cosmetic wear. Hand-signed on the lower mar...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Autograph Letter with Sketch - Original China Ink by Hans Erni - 1938
By Hans Erni
Located in Roma, IT
Autograph Letter Signed with Original Sketch by Hans Erni to Nesto Jacometti. October 26th, 1938. Signed "ton Erni". One page, double-sided. On ivory colored paper with black paper ...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Sketch for a Costume - Original China Ink on Paper by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch for a Costume is an original artwork realized by Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Original china ink on paper. The name of the artist appears on the lower left corner. Goo...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Sketched Female Nude - Original China Ink on Paper by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Sketched Female Nude is an original artwork realized by the Greek French artist Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Original china ink on paper. Hand-signed by the artist in pen on ...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Sketch for a Portrait - Original Ink Drawgin by Alexandre Dumont - Late 1800
Located in Roma, IT
A Portrait is an original drawing realized during the XIX century by Alexandre Dumont. The artwork represents a beautiful study of an ancient classical woman. Good conditions excep...
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Late 19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Chris Potter, Kevin Hays at Kitano - Ink on Paper - Original Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures jazz musicians Chris Potter and Kevin Hays in action at Kitamo, Manhattan. Include...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap live in action at Jazz Standard. Includes musici...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen, Paper

French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn group of French late 19th-century landscapes sketch, in pen and ink and sepia color. Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketch in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young asp...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

3 French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscapes sketch, in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young a...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

4 French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketch in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young asp...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

4 French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketches in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young a...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Gino Paolo Gori, Bathers, Ink on Paper Sketch
By Gino Paolo Gori
Located in Mexico City, MX
An ink on paper sketch depicting two female bathers by Italian artist Gino Paolo Gori. The drawing is signed on the bottom left corner. Framed with a sticker by Galleria Donatello, F...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Romantic Drawings

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Paper

  • Gino Paolo Gori, Bathers, Ink on Paper Sketch
  • Gino Paolo Gori, Bathers, Ink on Paper Sketch
  • Gino Paolo Gori, Bathers, Ink on Paper Sketch
  • Gino Paolo Gori, Bathers, Ink on Paper Sketch
H 12.01 in. W 9.06 in. D 0.79 in.
Indian Woman, Ink & Wash on Paper, Black and White Sketch “In Stock”
By Gaurango Beshai
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Gouranga Beshai - Untitled - 11 x 8.5 inches ( unframed size ) Watercolour on Paper ** Shipped in roll form. Style : Drawing inspiration from Hemen Mazumdar, Gouranga too has fash...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Archival Ink, India Ink

5 French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketch in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young asp...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketch in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young asp...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

French 19th century Pen and Ink landscapes from a sketch folder
By Emile Cagniart
Located in Southport, CT
Interesting and well-drawn French late 19th-century landscape sketch in pen and ink . Emile Cagniart was born in Paris where he would remain for his sixty years. Like many young asp...
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1890s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

20th Century Sketch of a Seated Woman on Pillow in Ink
By Gwen Stone
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century ink on paper nude is by Northern California artist, poet, and playwright Gwen Stone (1913-2007). Stone has exhibited widely; at the CA Palace of the Legion of...
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Late 20th Century Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Indian Woman, Ink & Wash on Paper, Black and White Sketch “In Stock”
By Gaurango Beshai
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Gouranga Beshai - Untitled - 11 x 8.5 inches ( unframed size ) Watercolour on Paper ** Shipped in roll form. Style : Drawing inspiration from Hemen Mazumdar, Gouranga too has fash...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Archival Ink, India Ink

Sketch for a Glass-window - Ink and Watercolor by Louis Balmet - 1920s
By Louis Balmet
Located in Roma, IT
Original Sketch for a Glass-window is an original modern artwork realized in the 1920s by the French artist and glassmaster Louis Balmet (1876 - 1957). Original artwork realized in ...
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1920s Mixed Media

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Ink, Watercolor, Mixed Media

Sketch for a Prince Costume - Original China Ink on Paper by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch for a Prince Costume is an original artwork realized by Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Original china ink on paper. The name of the artist appears on the lower left corner...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Sketch for a Peasant Costume - Original China Ink on Paper by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Cubist Sketch for a Lady Costume is an original artwork realized by Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Original china ink on paper. The name of the artist appears on the lower left c...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Peter Collins ARCA Colliery Mining Scene pen and ink factory England sketch
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in London, GB
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio at Jazz Forum Arts - Ink on Paper - Original Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio in real time at Jazz Arts Forum, NY. Includes signatures...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

French Ink & Conte Nude Sketch Set in Gilt Frame
Located in Worcester, GB
French ink & conte nude sketch set in gilt frame Delicate nude. Monogrammed signature TM. Ink & gouache. Triple mounted & set behind glass in gilt frame. Frame m...
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20th Century European Paintings

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Paper

  • French Ink & Conte Nude Sketch Set in Gilt Frame
  • French Ink & Conte Nude Sketch Set in Gilt Frame
  • French Ink & Conte Nude Sketch Set in Gilt Frame
  • French Ink & Conte Nude Sketch Set in Gilt Frame
H 15.75 in. W 18.12 in. D 1.58 in.
Sketch For L'Asino- China ink and Watercolor by Gabriele Galantara - 1910
By Gabriele Galantara
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch for L’Asino is an original drawing in China ink, whit lead and watercolor realized by Gabriele Galantara in 06.02.1910 The state of preservation of the artwork is good on age...
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1910s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Ink

Indian Woman, Ink & Wash on Paper, Black and White Sketch “In Stock”
By Gaurango Beshai
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Gouranga Beshai - Untitled - 11 x 8.5 inches ( unframed size ) Watercolour on Paper ** Shipped in roll form. Style : Drawing inspiration from Hemen Mazumdar, Gouranga too has fash...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Paper, Watercolor

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Ink Sketch For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact ink sketch you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 33 Modern versions to choose from as well. If you’re looking for an ink sketch from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right ink sketch is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, brown and black. There have been many interesting ink sketch examples over the years, but those made by Carol Powell, Jean Patou, Emile Cagniart, Christian Dior and Peter Collins ARCA are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in ink, paper and paint can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Ink Sketch?

The average selling price for an ink sketch we offer is $445, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $9,245 for the highest priced.

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