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Allegorical French Empire Clock Representing the Art of War
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A gilt bronze and griotte marble French Empire clock “Allegory to War”. The clock shows a winged Amour leaning against a griotte marble altar pedestal decorated with gilt bronze garl...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Mantel Clocks

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

The Industry of War
By Vladimir Yoffe
Located in Minneapolis, MN
The WPA artist and art deco designer Vladimir Yoffe interrogates the tension between war and peace, past and future in this abstractly inspired gouache artwork dating to the end of W...
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1940s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Gouache, Illustration Board

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H 20.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 1 in.
The War of Independence
By Katherine Fraser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"The War of Independence" is an original oil painting on canvas by Katherine Fraser in a handmade wood frame measuring fifty-nine inches in height by sixty-five inches in width, as p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Only the dead see the end of war
By Magnus Gjoen
Located in London, GB
Gjoen is a London-born artist with an impressive fashion background, having studied fashion design in London and Milan and having worked for Vivienne Westwood amongst others. Gjoen t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Art

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Digital

War of the Worlds
By Mitch Dobrowner
Located in Sante Fe, NM
For nearly a decade, Mitch Dobrowner has ventured out with professional storm chasers into the American heartland photographing the energy of a wondrous and sometimes perilous planet...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Spoils of War
By Orson Lowell
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A sophisticated, topical Orson Lowell pen and ink drawing featuring a Japanese soldier bowing before a mythically inspired goddess of death (named Lowell Mortise, a play on the Latin...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen, Ink

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H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 1 in.
War of the Worlds
By Mitch Dobrowner
Located in Sante Fe, NM
photo-eye Galley is excited to debut 9 new images form Mitch Dobrowner's STORMS series. Dobrowner has always been drawn to weather and in 2009 he actively started seeking out temp...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Dog-Gods of War are Never Satisfied
By Mike Maxwell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Born in 1979 San Diego based artist Mike Maxwell has built a loyal following with his signature stone-blue faces, gloomy churches & beautiful windmills. Self-taught & continuously im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Outsider Art Paintings

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Acrylic

The Battle of Queenston Heights (War of 1812)
By Diana Thorneycroft
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recip...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photography

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Photographic Paper

Georgian Contemporary Art by Nina Narimanishvili - The Pain of the War 1
Located in Paris, IDF
Mixed media, collage on handmade paper 16 x 16 x 0.1 cm Framed 32 x 32 x 1.5 cm
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media, Handmade Paper

Chewbacca - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition of 25)
Located in New York, NY
This 1982 photograph, featuring Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), was taken on the set of Lucas Studios, London, UK for the original Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1982 Georg...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"The War of Stars", signed lithograph by Erró
By Erró
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Gudmundur Erro, Icelandic (1932 - ) Title: The War of Stars Year: 2001 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 199 Image Size: 24 x 18 inches Size: 30 x 22 ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Council of War, 10th June 1666
By Maarten Platje
Located in Greenwich, CT
Shown here is a council of war onboard the flagship of the Dutch fleet, "The Seven Provinces" - also the flagship of admiral Michiel Adriaensz de Ruyter. Admiral de Ruyter has raised...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Georgian Contemporary Art by Nina Narimanishvili - The Pain of the War 2
Located in Paris, IDF
Mixed media, collage on handmade paper 16 x 16 x 0.1 cm Framed 32 x 32 x 1.5 cm
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media, Handmade Paper

Georgian Contemporary Art by Nina Narimanishvili - The Pain of the War 3
Located in Paris, IDF
Mixed media, collage on handmade paper 16 x 16 x 0.1 cm Framed 32 x 32 x 1.5 cm
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media, Handmade Paper

Jake Chapman IN THE REALM OF THE SENSELESS. Watercolor, Goya Disasters of War
Located in Madrid, Madrid
IN THE REALM OF THE RELENTLESS Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Hand colored lithograph on paper Edition: 6 AP, this work is numbered AP/2 Size: 80 x 110 cm Condition: In mint conditio...
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2010s Young British Artists (YBA) Mixed Media

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Paper, Watercolor, Lithograph

1922 Original poster by Georges Scott for the Ministry of War - Colony - War
By Georges Scott
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful poster by Georges Scott for the Ministry of War. Young Frenchmen enlist in the colonial troops. Military - Colony Ministry of War - Africa Madagascar Indochina Nationale
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1920s Prints and Multiples

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Linen, Paper, Lithograph

The Battle Of Sluys (1340) - The Hundred Years War (1337-1453)
Located in Blackwater, GB
The Battle Of Sluys (1340), oil on canvas Rare account of the opening engagement of The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) Fine huge scene of the Battle Of Sluys between the English and...
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18th Century Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

War Dance Of The Sauks And Foxes
By McKenney & Hall
Located in San Francisco, CA
War Dance of the Sauks and foxes hand colored lithograph, circa 1837 Published by E.C. Biddle, Philadelphia. Beautiful hand colored lithograph from the "History of the Indian Tribe...
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Mid-19th Century Realist Figurative Prints

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Aquatint, Lithograph

Antique CIVIL WAR, The Chimneys of Stafford Plantation Cumberland Island Georgia
By Martin B. Leisser
Located in New York, NY
Here we have Charming Historical Southern painting “the chimneys plantation, in Cumberland Island off Georgia. Painting is by Martin B Leisser, (1846-1940) and dated 1907. Depictd ...
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Early 19th Century Ashcan School Paintings

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Oil

Darth Vader - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition of 25)
Located in New York, NY
This 1982 photograph, featuring Darth Vader (Dave Prowse), was taken on the set of Lucas Studios, London, UK for the original Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1982 Geor...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

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Archival Pigment

Original Post-War Oil Painting of Road by the Lough in Ireland by Irish Artist
By Denis Thornton
Located in Preston, GB
Original Post-War Oil Painting of Road by the Lough in Ireland by Irish Artist Denis Thornton (1937-1999) Art measures 26 x 18 inches Frame measures 32 x 24 inches (approx.) Denis...
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1980s Post-War Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Cotton, Oil

Han Solo 02 - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition of 25)
Located in New York, NY
This 1982 photograph, featuring Han Solo (Harrison Ford) holding a gun, on a Brown monochromatic shot, was taken on the set of Lucas Studios, London, UK for the original Star Wars Mo...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

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Archival Pigment

Boer War - Panorama Of The Battle Of Colenso, military army photogravure
By René Bull
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
'Panorama of the Battle of Colenso, Showing Positions, December 15, 1899, 8AM. Drawn by J Finnemore, RI, and Enoch Ward, RBA, from a full sketch by Rene Bull, our special corresponde...
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Early 20th Century Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Photogravure

The Battle Of Towton 1461, 19th Century - English School - War Of The Roses
Located in Blackwater, GB
The Battle Of Towton 1461, 19th Century English School - War Of The Roses Large 19th Century English School account from the War Of The Roses of the Battle of Towton, oil on canva...
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Mid-19th Century English School Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Battle of Cape St Vincent, Anglo-Spanish War, 1797
By Thomas Luny
Located in Blackwater, GB
The Battle of Cape St Vincent, Anglo-Spanish War, 1797 attributed to Thomas Luny (1759-1837) Large 18th Century British Naval scene of the Battle Of Cape St Vincent, 1797, oil on ...
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18th Century Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The strength of the USSR 1959 Soviet Poster on the conquest of space Cold War
Located in PARIS, FR
Very beautiful Soviet poster on the conquest of space during the Cold War. The space race is one of the manifestations of the Cold War in which the two superpowers engaged from the e...
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1950s Prints and Multiples

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Linen, Paper, Lithograph

The Great War n. 11 /Treaty of Versailles
By Charles Paul Renouard
Located in Paonia, CO
The Great War no. 11 / Treaty of Versailles shows The National Assembly of Paris where delegates are signing the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I . Although the armistice...
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Early 20th Century Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

EWOK 24x30 Star Wars,Return of the Jedi Photography Pop Art Photograph Unsigned
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ewok Kenner toy from "Return of the Jedi" -1983 These iconic figures have become more then just iconic collectable toys. They encapsulate an era instantly transporting the viewer to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

EWOK 30x40 Star Wars,Return of the Jedi Photography Pop Art Photograph Unsigned
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ewok Kenner toy from "Return of the Jedi" -1983 These iconic figures have become more then just iconic collectable toys. They encapsulate an era instantly transporting the viewer to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

English painting of a woman receiving bad news from the war
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Signed bottom-left.
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Late 19th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Venetian Sculpture 17th Century Wood Italian Old master Soldier Roma War Gold
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Venetian Baroque sculptor of the 17th century Full-length wooden sculpture of a Roman soldier Wood (walnut?) Carved, polychrome and gilded Dimensions: Total height: 118 cm. - Width:...
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17th Century Old Masters Figurative Sculptures

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Gold

EWOK 24x30 Star Wars,Return of the Jedi Photography Pop Art Photograph Unsigned
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ewok Kenner toy from "Return of the Jedi" -1983 These iconic figures have become more then just iconic collectable toys. They encapsulate an era instantly transporting the viewer to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Princess Leia - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition of 25), 20"x24"
Located in New York, NY
This photograph, featuring Princess Leia (Carrie Frances Fisher), was taken at the set of the original Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi(1983). In 1982 George Lucas commissioned ph...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

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Archival Pigment

Princess Leia - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Limited Edition of 8), 30"x40",
Located in New York, NY
This photograph, featuring Princess Leia (Carrie Frances Fisher), was taken at the set of the original Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1982 George Lucas commissioned p...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

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Archival Pigment

Original poster of the anti-Franco guerrilla war to support the Spanish workers
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful poster made during the anti-Franco guerrilla war to support the Spanish workers' commissions. Politics - Spain - Fascism Yo Ayudo in Las Comiciones Obreras - Anti Franco ...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Lithograph

Portrait of a young Communist Brigadist from the Spanish Civil War
By Josefine Batke-Koller
Located in Meinisberg, CH
Josefine Batke - Koller (Austrian, 1897-1976) Oil on panel ca. 60 x 49 cm Frame ca. 75 x 62 cm Signed & dated 1936 bottom right Haunting portrait of a Young Communist; either a br...
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1930s Naturalistic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Yoda 36x24 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi, Pop Art Photograoph
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a pop art print of the original Yoda toy from Kenner "The Toys" by LA based Pop Artists DESTRO. These iconic figures have become more then just iconic collectable toys. They...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Ink, Color, Archival Pigment

EWOK 30x40 Star Wars,Return of the Jedi Photography Pop Art Photograph Print Toy
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ewok Kenner toy from "Return of the Jedi" -1983 These iconic figures have become more then just iconic collectable toys. They encapsulate an era instantly transporting the viewer to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

18th Century Neoclassical Oil Painting of the Trojan War: Briseis & Achilles
By James Thornhill
Located in London, GB
James Thornhill (1674-1735) Oil on canvas 12 x 14 inches; 16 ½ x 18 ½ in. Inc. frame The subject matter and inclusion of herms on both sides shows the influence of Louis Laguerre (...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

In the Name of Peace - 21st Century, Political Art, Figurative, Trianon, War
By Tara von Neudorf
Located in Berlin, DE
In the Name of Peace, 2010 Black and colored marker and brown paint on old map (Signed front right corner) 66.92 H x 51.18 W in 170 H x 130 W cm The series of works "In the Name of....
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil, Permanent Marker

Portrait of a Soldier of the 1st World War - Bronze Sculpture - Early 1900
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of a soldier of the first world war is a bronze plaster sculpture realized by Anonymous artist of the XX century. The artwork represents a portrait of one of the millions ...
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Early 20th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

1962 Release of the Cold War novel, "Fail Safe"
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Pen & Ink, Acetate Overlays of India Ink on Board Signature: Signed Lower Right Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the 1962 release of the nightmarish Cold War...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board, Pen

Young Marilyn Monroe at the Beach tug of war 40x50 acrylic & mixed media canvas
By Ceravolo
Located in Southampton, NY
With private collectors like, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Hugh M. Hefner, Ceravolo's Large scale contemporary Pop Art paintings have received international acclaim for more than fou...
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2010s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Archival Ink

Super rare World War Two scene of St Pauls's Cathedral, London during the Blitz
Located in Woodbury, CT
Super rare World War Two period scene of St Pauls's Cathedral, London during the Blitz. Very few scenes of the Blitz were painted and this piece dated August 1945 was painted a few ...
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1940s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

One Can't Tell Why - Proof from the Disasters of War
By Francisco Goya
Located in New York, NY
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 Fuendetodos – Bordeaux 1828), No se puede saber por qué – One can’t tell why ca. 1808–1814, etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, an...
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1810s Old Masters Figurative Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

Portrait of a Gentleman-Period Between the Wars Oil 1920 – 1940 Signed S Sassoon
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Between the Wars Portrait Oil Painting Bust Portrait of a Gentleman circa 1920 – 1940 Signed S. Sassoon Oil on Canvas. Image size 20.9 inches x 17.3 inches ( 53cm x 44cm ). Frame siz...
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Early 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Souvenir of the War 1914-15-16-17-18 Banner
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a stunning textile banner from the first World War, dating to 1918. The square tan cotton cloth is embroidered with two crossed flags, the Royal Indian Marine Ensign and...
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Vintage 1910s Australian Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

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H 24.25 in. W 24.25 in. D 2.25 in.
One of the 54th, Buffalo Soldier, Civil War Bronze Sculpture by Don Huntsman
By Don Huntsman
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Don Huntsman, American (1934 - ) Title: One of the 54th Year: 1992 Medium: Bronze with Plaque, Wood Base, signature, date, and numbering inscribed Edition: 12/40 Size: 22 x ...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

R2D2 50x60 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi Toy Photography Art
By Destro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
R2D2 from the original Kenner release of the Star Wars toys in May of 1977 This is pre release is the first release in the much anticipated series "The Toys" These iconic figures hav...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Star Wars ( R2-D2 ) - large format photograph of the original iconic droid robot
By Tom Schierlitz
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale still life photograph of the original iconic droid robot from the classic Star Wars movies 60 x 48 inches (152 x 122cm) signed edition of 7 40 x 32 inches (102 x 81cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Star Wars ( R2-D2 ) - large format photograph of the original iconic droid robot
By Tom Schierlitz
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale still life photograph of the original iconic droid robot from the classic Star Wars movies Star Wars (R2-D2) by Tom Schierlitz 60 x 48 inches (152 x 122cm) signed edit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Color Photography

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

The Creation of the Javelina and Butterfly
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Wonner. “The Creation of the Javelina and Butterfly” is a Post-War painting, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal on paper by Bay Area Figurative artist Paul Wonner. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Animal Paintings

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Acrylic

Episode of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, a cantonment of soldiers, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French School 19th Century Episode of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, a cantonment of soldiers during the siege of Paris Pen and brown ink on paper 15 x 23 cm Annotated on the lower...
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1870s Realist Interior Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Antique Print of a Farmer from Upper Austria During the Peasant's War of 1626
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique costume print titled 'Oberösterreichischer Bauer, Zeit des österreichischen Bauernkrieges 1626'. Old print showing a farmer from Upper Austria during the Austrian Peasant's W...
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Antique Late 19th Century Decorative Art

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Paper

The Navy of the Future.
By George Horace Davis
Located in New York, NY
Original monochrome gouache illustration for the Illustrated London News. London, May 12, 1956.
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1950s Post-War Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Gouache

IMPORTANT MAP OF THE N.W. PASSAGE, CALIFORNIA, ASIA - Am. Revolutionary War Time
Located in Santa Monica, CA
ANTONIO ZATTA (c.. 17.22 - 1802) NUOVE SCOPERTE de' RUSSE al nord del mare del sud si nell' ASIA, che nell' AMERICA (Wagner 654. Armstrong, From Sea Unto Sea, 32. Falk, Alaskan Map...
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1770s Old Masters Landscape Prints

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Engraving

Caps, Still Life of Percussion Caps Used During the Civil War, Oil on Linen
By William Blake (b. 1991)
Located in Chicago, IL
William Blake's simple still life is of four spent percussion caps. The percussion cap was easier to load, more weather resistant and more reliable, so by the time of America's civ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Antique Print of a Farmer's Wife from Upper Austria During the Peasant's War
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique costume print titled 'Oberösterreichischer Bauersfrau, Zeit des österreichischen Bauernkrieges, 1626. Old print showing a farmer's wife from Upper Austria during the Austrian...
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Antique Late 19th Century Decorative Art

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Paper

Funeral of the Gods
By Irving Norman
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Irving Norman. "Funeral of the Gods" is a social surrealist painting, oil on canvas in a dark palette by Post-War artist Irving Norman. It is signed in the lower right,...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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