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Gladiators - Original Pencil Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Gladiators Original pencil drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back on thin vellum 14 x 22 cm (c. 6 x 9 in) Very good condition Informati...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci : Study of Woman Face - Original Pencil Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci : Study of Woman Face Original pencil drawing Other drawing on the back (Goats) Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the ba...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Leak Sketches - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - 1890s
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
Leaf Sketches is an original artwork realized by Ernest Rouart in the first years of the XX Century. China ink on paper. Passepartout included (cm 34 x 49). Signed in red by the art...
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1890s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Roe Sketches - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - 1890s
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
Roe Sketches is an original artwork realized by Ernest Rouart between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Pencil on paper. Passepartout included (cm 34 x 49...
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1890s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Couple of Deers - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - Early 1900
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
Couple of Deers is an original drawing realized by Ernest Rouart in the early XX Century. Pencil on paper; signed on the lower right margin. The back of the artwork is sketched in pe...
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Early 20th Century Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Couple of Cheetahs - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - Early 1900
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
Couple of Cheetahs is an original drawing realized by Ernest Rouart between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX Century. Pencil on paper. Passepartout included (49 x 34 cm...
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Early 20th Century Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

The Sparrow - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - Early 20th Century
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
The Sparrow is an original artwork realized by Ernest Rouart between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX centuries. Pencil on paper. Passepartout included (cm 49 x 34). Ve...
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Early 1900s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

The Feline and the Ox - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - Early 1900
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
The Feline and the Ox is an original artwork realized by the French artist Ernest Rouart in the first decade of the XX century. Pencil on tissue paper. Passepartout included (cm 34 ...
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1890s Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

The Hare and the Bird - Original Pencil Drawing by Ernest Rouart - Early 1900
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
The Hare and the Bird is an original artwork realized by Ernest Rouart in the first years of the XX Century. Drawing on paper. Passepartout included (cm 49 x 34). The original hallm...
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1890s Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Monkeys - Original Drawing by Ernest Rouart - 1890s
By Ernest Rouart
Located in Roma, IT
Monkeys is an original pencil drawing on paper realized by an anonymous artist in the XX century. Including a white cardboard passepartout: 49 x 34 cm. Good conditions, except for ...
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1890s Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Study for a Celebration Menu - Original Signed Watercolor and Pencil Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Study for a Celebration Menu Original watercolor and pencil drawing Signed in pencil Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back on vellum 31 x 21 cm ...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor, Pencil

Baby Boy - Original Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Baby Boy Original charcoals and pencil drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On grey vellum 22 x 26 cm (c. 9 x 10.5 in) Very good condi...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Charcoal

The Old Pine - Original Signed Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) The Old Pine, 1891 Original charcoals and pencil drawing Signed on the back Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back on cream vellum 27.5 x 25 cm (...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Blond Hair Girl - Original Signed Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Blond Hair Girl Original charcoals and pencil drawing Signed on the back With an pencil drawing of a landscape on the back (probably a study for the i...
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Early 20th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Young Girl with Pink Ribbon - Original Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Young Girl with Pink Ribbon Original charcoals and pencil drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On linen vellum 26 x 20 cm (c. 10.5 x 8 ...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Charcoal

Boy with Long Blond Hair - Original Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Boy with Long Blond Hair, c. 1900 Original charcoals and pencil drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On cream vellum 23.5 x 31 cm (c. 9...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Carriage coming from a Small Village - Original Signed Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Carriage coming from a Small Village, c. 1900 Original charcoals and pencil drawing Signed bottom right Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On...
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Early 1900s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Trees near the Road - Original Watercolor and Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Trees near the Road Original charcoals and watercolor drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back on cream vellum 30 x 44 cm (c. 12 x 18 in) ...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor, Pencil

The Lake During Winter - Original Watercolor and Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) The Lake During Winter Original charcoals and watercolor drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back on cream vellum mounted on board 41 x 32 ...
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1890s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor, Pencil

Young Girl with Hat and Ribbons - Original Signed Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Young Girl with Hat and Ribbons Original charcoals and pencil drawing Signed and dated bottom right Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On gre...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Manner of Vermeer : Young Girl with a Bowl - Original Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Manner of Vermeer : Young Girl with a Bowl Original charcoals and pencil drawing Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On grey tinted vellum 32 ...
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Early 20th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 1923
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper, realized by Anonymous italian Artist in 1923. In very good conditions. Dated on the lower margin.
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 1923
H 8.27 in. W 7.88 in. D 0.04 in.
Dancer - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
Located in Roma, IT
Dancer is an original pencil drawing realized by an Italian artist of 20th century in 1920. Good condition on a little yellowed cardboard. No signature.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Dancer - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920
H 5.12 in. W 2.96 in. D 0.04 in.
Mirabilis - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Mirabilis, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on the paper
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil, Color Pencil

Two horses - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two horses Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Nostalgia - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Nostalgia, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on the edges
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1950s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Surrealist Fantasy - Original Pencil Drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Perahim (1914-2008) Surrealist Fantasy Original pencil drawing Signed in pencil by the artist On thick paper 32.5 x 25 cm (c. 13 x 10 inches) INFORMATION: From portfolio "Le ...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Carbon Pencil

Wrestler - Original Pencil Drawing - 1955
Located in Roma, IT
Wrestler is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper glued on colored cardboard, realized by Anonymous Artist of the mid-20th Century. In very good conditions. Image Dime...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

  • Wrestler  - Original Pencil Drawing - 1955
  • Wrestler  - Original Pencil Drawing - 1955
H 16.93 in. W 12.01 in. D 0.04 in.
Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1925
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper, realized by Anonymous Artist of 20th Century. In very good conditions. Image Dimensions: 21 x 15.5 cm. Signed R.A o...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

  • Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1925
  • Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1925
  • Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1925
  • Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1925
H 19.3 in. W 13.39 in. D 0.04 in.
Prancing Horses - Original pencil drawing
By André Lhote
Located in Paris, FR
André LHOTE (1885-1962) Prancing horses, c. 1920 Original pencil drawing On paper 20 x 26 cm (c. 8 x 10.5 inch) In black wood frame 34 x 40 cm (c. 14 x 16 inch) Ms. Dominique Berma...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Color Pencil

Flower Portrait - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Flower Portrait, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on ...
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil, Color Pencil

Colorful flowers - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Colorful flowers, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on...
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Color Pencil, Charcoal, Pencil

The Dance - Original Pencil Drawing - 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
The Dance is an original pencil drawing realized bu an Italian artist of 20th century in 1920. Good condition, no signature. Mounted on a grey cardboard passpartout ( 23.5x18.5).
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1920s Art Nouveau Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Family Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - 1853
Located in Roma, IT
Family Portrait is an original pencil drawing realized by an artist of 19th century in 1853. Good condition, mounted on a white cardboard passpartout (34x49 cm). Illegible signature.
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Mid-19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Horse in landscape - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Horse in landscape Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Woman Reading - Original Pencil Drawing - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Woman in Reading is an original pencil drawing realized by an unknown artist in 1950s. Good condition, mounted on a white cardboard passpartout (49x34 cm). No signature, yellowed p...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Horse - Original Pencil Drawing - 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Draft Horse is an original modern artwork realized in the second half of the XIX Century by a French Artist. Original pencil drawing watermarked paper. Mint conditions. Draft Ho...
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1880s Naturalistic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Horse - Original Pencil Drawing - 1880s
H 6.5 in. W 8.27 in. D 0.04 in.
Sleeping Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colored paper realized by Leo Guida in 1970s. The state of preservation of the artwork is good. Not signed. INV.85B, on the lower right.
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1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

French Church - Original Pencil Drawing - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Church is an original pencil drawing realized by an unknown French artist in 1950s. The drawing is a preparation for a picture. In good conditions and mounted on a white cardboard ...
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Playing Kids - Original pencil drawing, Handsigned
By Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita
Located in Paris, FR
Leonard Tsuguharu FOUJITA Playing Kids, c. 1950 Original pencil drawing Signed bottom right On paper 30.5 x 22 cm PROVENANCE : - Christies, NYC (december 2019) - Kimiyo Foujita Es...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Children and Cat - Original Pencil Drawing
By Mariette Lydis
Located in Paris, FR
Mariette LYDIS Children and Cat Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 25 x 32 cm (c. 10 x 13 in) Presented in wood frame 38 x 48 cm (c. 15 x 19 in) ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing by T. Gertner - 1941
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colored paper, realized by Tibor Gertner in 1941. The signature of the artist and the date is present in pencil on the lower right c...
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1940s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait of Dog - Original Pencil Drawing - 1950
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Dog is an original pencil drawing realized by an artist of the mid 20th Century. Good condition, no signature. On a white cardboard.
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1950s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Child Picking Fruit - Original Pencil Drawing - Signed
By Demetrios Galanis
Located in Paris, FR
Demetrios GALANIS (1879-1966) Child Picking Fruit Original pencil drawing Signed with the blue stamp signature of the artist On vellum 15 x 12.5 cm (c. 6 x 5") Very good cond...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Family - Original Pencil Drawing 1880s
Located in Roma, IT
Cupid is an original pencil drawing on thick cream-colored paper, realized by an anonymous French artist of the end of XIX century. Dated in pencil on lower left margin " 9.X.1880"....
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1880s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Family - Original Pencil Drawing 1880s
H 4.26 in. W 3.27 in. D 0.08 in.
Study of a Dog - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Study of a Dog, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on t...
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1950s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Figure" is an original pencil drawing on paper glued on ivory-colored cardboard, by an Anonymous Artist of XX Century. In excellent conditions: as good as new. Sheet dimension: 65...
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20th Century Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Figure" is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper by Anonymous Artist of XIX Century. In very good conditions. Sheet dimension: 29 x 19.8 cm. This is an original dr...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Cottage - Original Pencil Drawing - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Cottage" is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper by Anonymous Artist of XIX Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Sheet dimension: 13.4 x 21 cm. This ...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Musician - Original Pencil Drawing - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Musician" is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper by Anonymous Artist of XIX Century. In very good conditions. Sheet dimension: 30 x 21.3 cm. This is an original ...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Drawing of knight on horse - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Drawing of knight on horse Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yel...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Wrestler - Original Pencil Drawing - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Wrestler" 1930s is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper, glued on cardboard, by Anonymous Artist of XX Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Sheet dimens...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Studies - Original Pencil Drawing - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Studies" is an original pencil drawing on paper, realized by an Anonymous Artist of the XX Century . The state of preservation of the artwork is very good. Sheet dimension: 22 x 2...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - Late 19th century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original pencil drawing realized by an artist of the late 19th Century. Good condition, mounted on a white cardboard passpartout (49x34 cm). Illegible signature.
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Late 19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original pencil drawing realized by an Italian artist from the mid-20th Century. Good condition, no signature. Mounted on a brown cardboard passpartout (17x12.5 cm).
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Triptych - Original Pencil Drawing by Leo Guida - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Triptych is an original Contemporary artwork realized by the Italian Artist Leo Guida in 1970s Original Pencil Drawing on paper. The work is in very good conditions.
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Masquerade - Original Pencil Drawing - Mid-20th century
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Masquerade is an original Contemporary artwork realized in 1970s by the italian artist Leo Guida. Original Pencil Drawing on paper. The work is in very good conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper

Architecture - Original Pencil Drawing - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Architecture" is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper, glued on cardboard, by Anonymous Artist of XIX Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Sheet dimen...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Figure - Original Pencil Drawing - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Figure" is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper by Anonymous Artist of XIX Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Sheet dimension: 16.5 x 25 cm. This is...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Nude on the Beach - Original Pencil Drawing - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude on the beach is an original pencil drawing on ivory-colorated paper by Anonymous Italian Artist of 20th Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Not signed.
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1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

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Original Pencil Drawings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of original pencil drawings available for sale. Finding the perfect Modern, Contemporary or Impressionist examples of these works for your space is difficult — today, we have a vast range of variations and more on offer. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Original pencil drawings available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes beige, gray, brown, orange and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Jeanne Daour, Wilhelm Lorenz, Leo Guida, Gustave Poetzsch and Simon Goldberg are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Frequently made by artists working in pencil, paper and paint, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small original pencil drawings measuring 2.37 inches across are available.

How Much are Original Pencil Drawings?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — original pencil drawings in our inventory begin at $134 and can go as high as $236,684, while the average can fetch as much as $370.

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