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Huge 18th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting Figures & Animals Arcadian
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Arcadian Landscape Italian School, 18th century oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas size: 32 x 40 inches condition: excellent condition for its age, fully restored. provenan...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Huge Early 1700's Italian Old Master Oil Painting Neo Classical Palace Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Neo-Classical Arcadian Landscape Italian School, early 1700's oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 32 x 58 inches framed: 42 x 67.5 inches x 2.5 inches deep provenance: formerly wi...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century Italian Old Master Oil - Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: 17th Century Italian School Title: The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: canvas: 21” x 16” (53.3 x 40.8cm) Pro...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

The Holy Family, Large 17th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Italian School, 17th century 'The Holy Family' oil painting on canvas, framed: 31 x 28 inches condition: excellent provenance: private collection, Paris
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

17th Century Italian Old Master Fine Portrait of St. Nicholas
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1245-1305) Italian School, 17th century oil painting on canvas, canvas: 10 x 8 inches provenance: private collection, Germany Very fine and rare 17th ce...
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17th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Oil

17th Century Italian Old Master Oil on Wood Panel Portrait of Female Saint
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian School, 17th century Title: Portrait of a Female Saint Medium: oil painting on wood Panel: 7.5 x 8.5 inches Provenance: private collection, France Condit...
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17th Century Renaissance Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Saint in Prayer, 18th century Italian Old Master Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Praying Saint Italian School, 18th century oil painting on canvas, framed framed: 24 x 20 inches antique gilt frame provenance: private collection, Paris Condition report: the...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Classical Italian 18th Century Old Master Oil Painting Shepherdess with Animals
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Shepherdess Italian School, circa 1700's oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas size: 25 x 31 inches condition: relined and former restoration, very presentable and in good cond...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fine 18th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting Madonna & Child with Goldfinch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Madonna & Child, with Goldfinch 18th century Italian School oil painting on canvas within antique oval gilt frame overall size: 33 x 28 inches condition: very good indeed provena...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

18th CENTURY ITALIAN OLD MASTER OIL ON CANVAS - THE CRUCIFIXION CHRIST ON CROSS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Crucifixion" Italian School, 18th century oil painting on canvas (backed with card), framed painting: 26 x 13.75 inches framed: 28 x 15.75 inches provenance: private collectio...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Huge 18th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting Ancient Castle & Drawbridge
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
A Castle and Drawbridge by a lake with mountains beyond Italian School, 18th century oil painting on canvas: 25 x 29.75 inches condition: relined, restored to a high standard, very...
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18th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Paint Oil on canvas Old master 16/17th Century Italian Duca Old master
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Lombard school (late 16th - early 17th century) Portrait of the gentleman in dark suit with fur collar oil painting on canvas 86 x 65 cm. - in frame 112 x 92 cm. This fascinating p...
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16th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Landscape See Paint Oil on canvas Flemish Old master 18th Century Italian Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Flemish painter active in Italy in the eighteenth century Coastal landscape of the Mediterranean with architectures and figures Oil painting on canvas (69 x 88 cm., in frame 80 x 100...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Antique Signed Old Master Italian Countryside Landscape Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Italian signed landscape oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1850. Signed. Framed. Image size, 9.75"L x 12.75"H.
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1850s Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

FINE EARLY 1700'S ITALIAN BAROQUE OLD MASTER - MARY MAGDALENE WITH CHERUBS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian School, early 18th century Title: Mary Magdalene attended by Cherubim Medium: oil painting on canvas laid on board, framed Size: painting: 34cm x 49cm ...
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Early 18th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Italian Landscape - Dutch Old Master art Grand Tour landscape oil painting
Located in London, GB
This simply stunning large Old Master landscape oil painting is attributed to noted Dutch artist Adriaen van Diest. Painted circa 1700 this Mediterranean Italian landscape painting h...
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Early 1700s Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Flowers Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italy Still-life Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Master of the Grotesque Vase (active in Rome and Naples in the first quarter of the 17th century) Still life of flowers in a classic vase oil on canvas 66 x 51 cm, In frame cm. 82 x...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

The Penitent Magdalene - Italian Baroque Old Master art portrait oil painting
By Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino)
Located in London, GB
This stunning Italian Baroque Old Master portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Guercino, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 - 1666) and it is ascribed verso. The paint...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Italian Greyhound and Friends - Italian 17thC Old Master dog art oil painting
By Francesco Fieravino
Located in London, GB
This stunning Old Master 17th century oil portrait painting is attributed to Francesco Fieravino, an artist famous in his day for still lifes and carpets. This painting which dates t...
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17th Century Old Masters Animal Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Italian, 17th Century old master oil painting of the Annunciation
By Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino)
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Circle of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (Italian, 1591 – 1666) An annunciation Oil on canvas 30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 114.4 cm.)
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1700'S ITALIAN OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING FIGURES IN CLASSICAL RUINS LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Italian School, first half 18th century (circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini 1691-1765) Title: Figures in a Classical Italianate Landscape with ancient Roman Ruins. Me...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Ceruti Portrait Old Man Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italian Art
By Giacomo Ceruti known as Pitocchetto (Milan 1698 - 1767), attributable
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Venetian school of the early eighteenth century Giacomo Ceruti known as Pitocchetto (Milan 1698 - 1767), attributable Portrait of old man smiling mockingly oil on canvas, cm. 47 x ...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Self Portrait - 19th Century Italian Oil on Board Old Master Painting
By (after) Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)
Located in Sevenoaks, GB
A very fine 19th century oil on board after the early 16th century original self portrait by Raphael that is owned by the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Inscribed on the reverse. This wor...
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1880s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Board, Oil

Arcadian Italian Landscape - Old Master 17thC French oil painting herdsman sheep
By (Attributed to) Gaspard Dughet
Located in London, GB
A delicate oil on canvas landscape capriccio of an Arcadian landscape with figures and sheep and goats in the foreground. A stormy sky and blasted tree populate the landscape and the...
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17th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Joseph interpreting Dreams - Italian Old Master 17thC religious art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely 17th century Old Master religious oil painting is from the Italian School. The subject is Joseph in prison interpreting the dreams of Pharoah's Baker and Butler. The bars...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Maria Vittoria Queen of Portugal - Italian Old Master oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely Italian Old Master portrait oil painting is by Domenico Maria Sani. Painted circa 1732 the sitter is of Maria Anna Vittoria (1718 - 1788), daughter of Philip V and Elisa...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Italian School, Old Master Portrait of a gentleman
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Italian School, Old Master Portrait of a gentleman Oil on copper Oval Image Size 4 x 2 3/4 in Framed Size 14 1/2 x 12 1/2 in
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Italian School, Old Master Portrait of a gentleman
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Italian School, Old Master Portrait of a gentleman Oil on copper Oval Image Size 2 1/2 x 2in Framed Size 12 1/2 x 11 1/2 in
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Ansaldo Annunciation Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo (Genoa, Voltri 1584 - Genoa 1638) The Annunciation Oil on panel (100 x 82 cm, framed 111 x 93 cm) The beautiful Annunciation that we show you is the work of ...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Huge 1700's Italian Old Master Oil Figures in Classical Landscape with Animals
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Figures & Livestock in an Extensive Landscape circle of Marco Ricci (Italian 1676-1727) oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 16 x 40 inches provenance: previously with Thomas Agne...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Sculptress at Work - Italian 18thC Old Master art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb 18th century Old Master portrait oil painting is of a Sculptress. The painting is a bust length portrait of a beautiful young woman in a red dress with dark curly hair he...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Landscape Nativity Religious Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian
By Scipione Compagni, or Compagno (Naples, about 1624 - after 1680)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Scipione Compagni, or Compagno (Naples, about 1624 - after 1680) Fantastic landscape with the Nativity of Christ and the appearance of the angel to the shepherds Oil painting on can...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Madonna Correggio Paint Oil on table 16th Century Old master Italian Religious
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
School of Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio (Correggio c. 1489 - 1534) Attributable to Pomponio Allegri (Correggio, 1522 - Parma, 1593) Madonna and Child, Two Angels and John the B...
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16th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Butteri Portraits Florence Old master Paints Oil on table 16th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Maria Butteri (Florence, about 1540 - Florence, October 4, 1606) Portrait of Francesco I de 'Medici Inscriptions: brushed in sixteenth-century handwriting "FRANCESCO I" Port...
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16th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Thomas Wijck Italian Landscape Paint Oil canvas Old master 17th Century Flemish
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Thomas Wyck or Wijck (Bewerwyck 1616- Haarlem 1677) Roman landscape with washerwomen and apple seller about 1660 Oil on panel - 35 x 47 cm., Framed 51 x 62 cm. Provenance: Bonhams ...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

King Portrait Clementi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Maria Giovanna Battista Clementi known as La Clementina (Turin, 1692 - Turin, 1761), Attributable to Portrait of Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (Turin 1666 - Moncalieri 1732) king of Sar...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Early 18th Century Italian Old Master Tondo Oil Classical Landscape with Figures
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
A Classical Landscape with Figures Fishing Italian School, circa 1700 Oil On Canvas In a Carved Giltwood Frame, Circular painting: 23 x 23 inches Condition report: The painting is...
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18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Pharmacist Valentino Signed Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italy
By Giovanni Domenico Valentino (Rome 1630 - Imola 1708)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Domenico Valentino (Rome 1630 - Imola 1708) Signed with the monogram G.D.V in the center right, on a majolica vase The pharmacist in his laboratory Oil on canvas, 73 x 66 ...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Ghisolfi Portrait Old master Oil on canvas17th Century Architecture Italy Art
By Giovani Ghisolfi (Milan 1623-1683)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovani Ghisolfi (Milan 1623-1683), attributed / workshop View of classical architectural ruins with Pythagoras pretending to return from Hades Oil on canvas, cm. 70 x 84 In frame c...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Landscape Zuccarelli Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italian View
By Francesco Zuccarelli (Pitigliano 1702 - Florence 1788)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Francesco Zuccarelli (Pitigliano 1702 - Florence 1788), circle of Landscape with river and resting shepherds First half of the 18th century   oil painting on canvas cm. 60 x 93, wit...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Rome 17th Century Landscape Oil Canvas Paint Quality Italy Flemish Old Master
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Painting representing "View of Rome with a rustic scene in ancient ruins, with the Palatine of Via dei Cerchi", high-quality work executed by PIETER VAN BLOEMEN DETTO "LO STENDARDO" ...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Concert Musicians Strozzi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Bernardo Strozzi, known as the Genoese priest (Genoa 1581 - Venice 1644) Concert workshop with two musicians oil painting on canvas - cm. 98 x 135, framed cm. 118 x 154 We propose ...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Flower Garland Virgin Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italy
By Giovanni Stanchi
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giovanni Stanchi (Rome 1608 - 1675) or Niccolò Stanchi (Rome 1623 - 1690), workshop of GARLAND OF FLOWERS WITH PORTRAIT OF THE VIRGIN Rome, First half of the Seventeenth century o...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Fine Antique Italian Renaissance Oil Painting Large Group of Priest Figures
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Italian School, 17th century The Assembly of Priests oil painting on canvas, framed framed size: 15 x 26 inches condition report: a very few minor blemishes to the surface, paint thi...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Landscape See Water Antoniani Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italy
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Francesco Antoniani (Milan 1700/1710 - Turin 1775), Workshop of Pair of Fancy Coastal Views with Boats and Figures Oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cm., In antique frame 71 x 61 Good storage ...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Still-Life Flower Landscape Castelli Paint Oil on canvas Old master Italian art
By Giovanni Paolo Castelli, known as Spadino (Rome, 1659 - 1730)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Still life in a landscape with fruit and game Work of the late Roman Baroque of the late seventeenth / eaarly eighteenth century attributable to Giovanni Paolo Castelli, known as Spa...
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Late 17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

FINE 17th CENTURY ITALIAN OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING - FIGURES GARDENING LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Working Landscape" Italian School, 17th century oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 42.5cm x 60cm framed: 50.5cm x 68cm Fine quality Italian Old Master oil painting on can...
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Mid-17th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Bella Landscape Venice Paint Oil on canvas 18th Century Italian Old master Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Gabriele Bella (Venice 1730 - Venice 1799) View of Venice with the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge (II / II)     About 1750/60 oil on canvas - 60 x 75 cm., framed 75 x 89 cm. Full...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Portrait King Clementi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italian Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Maria Giovanna Battista Clementi, known as Clementina (Turin, 1690 - 1761), Portraitist at the Savoy court Portrait of Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy (Turin 1666 - Moncalieri 1732) king...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

The Sorceress Circe Paint Oil on canvas 17th Century Italian Old master Guercino
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Bolognese school of the seventeenth century Entourage of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna) The Sorceress Circe oil painting on canvas Dimensions (c...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Sibyl Lady Zanotti Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Portrait of an Eritrean Sibyl who writes the prophecy Circle of Lorenzo Pasinelli (Bologna 1629 - 1700) - Attributable to Giampietro Cavazzoni Zanotti (Paris, 1674 - Bologna, 1765) ...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Holy Family Giulio Romano Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Giulio Romano (Rome 1499 c. - Mantua 1546), follower of The Holy Family First half of the 17th century Oil painting on canvas 76 x 88 cm., Framed 83 x 95 cm. In the pleasant devoti...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Ruins Landscape Codazzi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century Roma Italy
By Niccolò Codazzi (Naples, 1642 - Genoa, 1693)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Roman school late 17th - early 18th century - Follower of Niccolò Codazzi (Naples, 1642 - Genoa, 1693) Pair of fantastic architectural whims with classical ruins and figures Oils on...
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18th Century Old Masters Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Ficherelli Saint Ursula Paint Oil on canvas Old master Italy 17th Century Art
By Felice Ficherelli known as 'il Riposo' (San Gimignano 1603 - Florence 1660)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Felice Ficherelli known as 'il Riposo' (San Gimignano 1603 - Florence 1660) attributable Saint Ursula oil on canvas (octagonal) cm. 82 x 74 Carved and gilded frame cm. 110 x 99 The...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Saint Mark Evangelist Guercino Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italy
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Workshop of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Il Guercino (Cento, 1591 - Bologna, 1666) Saint Mark the Evangelist Oil on canvas - 85 x 71 cm., Framed 100 x 86 cm. Of great cha...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Ecce Homo Christ Paint Oil on canvas 17th Century Old master Leonardo Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Lombard painter of the seventeenth century Ecce Homo Oil painting on canvas 56 x 43 cm. , framed 75 x 63 cm. Provenance: Florence, Pandolfini, 5.10.2021, lot 209 The proposed canv...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Maddalena Trevisani Paint Oil on canvas 17/18th Century Italian Old master Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Roman school of the seventeenth century - Circle of Francesco Trevisani (Capodistria 1656 - Rome 1746) Mary Magdalene oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. (with frame 112 x 92 cm.) The prot...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Views See Venice Paint Oil on canvas old master 18th Century Canaletto Italian
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Pair of views of Venice: The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore / The Piazzetta San Marco Eighteenth-century landscape painter oils on canvas 47 x 66 cm. - with frame 56 x 75 cm. This ...
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Rotterdam Port See Italian Paint Oil on canvas 18th Century Old master Flemish
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Pair of views of Rotterdam: The Stock Exchange building / View of the canal with the old port Eighteenth-century Vedutist painter oils on canvas 47 x 66 cm. - with frame 56 x 75 cm....
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18th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Caesar Campi Paint Oil on canvas Old master 17th Century Italian Rome
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Bernardino Campi (Cremona 1522 -1591), workshop/circle of Portrait of Emperor Julius Caesar (Rome 100 BC - 44 BC), inscribed at the top C. IVLIVS / I Oil on canvas (107 x 85 cm., Fra...
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17th Century Old Masters Paintings

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Oil

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