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Vintage Pencil Sketch - Elegant Nude
Located in Houston, TX
Graceful pencil sketch of a nude female figure disrobing, 1948. Signed and dated lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic...
Category

1940s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Vintage Figure Sketch 'VII', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Modern Drawings

Materials

Wood, Paper, Acrylic

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VII', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Figure Sketch 'IV', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Modern Drawings

Materials

Wood, Paper, Acrylic

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IV', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IV', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IV', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IV', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Figure Sketch 'VI', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Modern Drawings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood, Paper

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VI', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VI', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VI', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VI', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Fashion Sketch - Pocket Dress & Coat
Located in Houston, TX
Graceful gouache fashion sketch of a dress suit and simple winter coat, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic sleeve ...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Parisian Theater Sketch - Bonnet Beauty
Located in Houston, TX
Darling gouache and pencil sketch of a feminine stage costume complete with matching bonnet for a Paris theater by Willie & Co., circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a...
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1920s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper, Pencil

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

Materials

Ink, Paper, Pen

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

Materials

Ink, Pen

Hectic Vintage Abstract Sketch 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper hectic abstract drawing is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of ar...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

Vintage Pencil & Watercolor Sketch - Sultry Female Nude
By Rosemarie Schulz
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant nude pencil and watercolor sketch of a confident looking female figure by artist Rosemarie Schulz, 1937. Signed and dated lower left. Original artwork on paper displayed on ...
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1930s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Gouache Fashion Sketch - Long Sleeved Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant mid-century gouache fashion sketch of a long sleeved cream colored dress, accented with ivy green by Argentinian designer Lydia, circa 1940. Signed lower right. Original ar...
Category

1940s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Balmain French Fashion Sketch - Couture Coat, c. 1960
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original haute couture sketch of a blue and yellow coat by Parisian designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960, featuring fascinating design details, such as alternating colors and collar d...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink, Gouache

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - Two Tone Dress Jacket
By Serge Matta
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French watercolor and ink fashion sketch of a simple dress jacket in grey and white by haute couture designer Serge Matta, circa 1960. Couture stamp lower right. Original ar...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Ink, Paper

Graphite 19th Century Sketch of Voltaire in Vintage Frame
Located in Hudson, NY
This finely rendered work showing Francois-Marie Arouet also know as Voltaire is from the late 19th century. The drawing in a vintage frame shows the sitter in a somewhat relaxed po...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Drawings

Materials

Paper

Vintage Framed Sketch Two Cows Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve, 1930
By Paul Jouve
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage black wood framed sketch of two cows, from the Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve. Dated circa 1930. Not an original Paul Jouve drawing. Sketch size: 7.75 x 4.38 inches...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Paper

Vintage Framed Sketch Grazing Ram Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve, 1930
By Paul Jouve
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage black wood framed sketch of a grazing Ram in the bushes, from the Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve. Dated circa 1930. Not an original Paul Jouve drawing. Sketch size:...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Paper

Vintage Framed Sketch Snake from the Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve 1930
By Paul Jouve
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage black wood framed sketch of a rolled up snake, from the Book Peinture et Dessins de Paul Jouve. Dated circa 1930. Not an original Paul Jouve drawing. Sketch size: 7.5 x 5.2...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Wood, Paper, Glass

Sketch For Boy with Pup, Vintage American Drawing of the Ash Can School
By Francis Luis Mora
Located in New York, NY
Mora sketched every day and he had what were called his sketch books from which this work was taken. This is a marvelous drawing and a quintessential example of the expressive and r...
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Late 19th Century American Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormirtorio"
Located in Perpignan, FR
Vintage interior designer work of a bourgeois home made for a Spanish client in the 1970s. Drawing and watercolor techniques on thick paper. Overall good condition, some stains.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Paint, Crayon

  • Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormirtorio"
  • Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormirtorio"
  • Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormirtorio"
  • Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormirtorio"
H 19.69 in. W 27.56 in. D 0.4 in.
Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Pasillo Recibidor"
Located in Perpignan, FR
Vintage interior designer work of a bourgeois home made for a Spanish client in the 1970s. Drawing and watercolor techniques on thick paper. Overall good condition, some stains.
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Vintage Interior Designer Sketch, "Dormitorio Ninas"
Located in Perpignan, FR
Vintage interior designer work of a bourgeois home made for a Spanish client in the 1970s. Drawing and watercolor techniques on thick paper. Overall good condition, some stains.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Vintage Haute Couture Christian Dior Fashion Sketch
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch from Christian Dior whilst under creative direction of designer Marc Bohan, who acted as creative director at the Dior house from 1960-1989. Some...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Drawings

Materials

Fabric, Gouache, Paper

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original vintage haute couture pencil and watercolor sketch of a jaunty orange jumpsuit by French fashion designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960. Original vintage one-of-a-kind artw...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil, Watercolor

Vintage Figure Sketch 'V', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Drawings

Materials

Gold

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'V', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'V', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'V', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'V', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Figure Sketch 'VIII', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Modern Drawings

Materials

Gold

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VIII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VIII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VIII', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'VIII', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Figure Sketch 'IX', Greece
Located in Chicago, IL
While in Athens, Greece we came across an artist portfolio bursting at the seams with thoughtful pencil sketches. We imagine this artist spent much time in the museums of Athens, per...
Category

Early 2000s Greek Modern Drawings

Materials

Gold

  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IX', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IX', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IX', Greece
  • Vintage Figure Sketch 'IX', Greece
H 34.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - White Gown
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch of a glamorous white gown by Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Navy Outfit
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage watercolor and ink fashion sketch of an elegant navy blue blouse paired with a slim skirt by the famed Balmain Fashion House, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork o...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Acrylic, Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - V-Neck Sweater
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage one-of-a-kind French fashion sketch ink ink of a casual v-neck sweater with a blue polka dot print by Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1970. Original artwork on paper...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper

Vintage Christian Dior Fashion Sketch - Draped Blouse
By Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch of a gauzy draped black blouse by Christian Dior Fashion House, 1977. Original fabric sample is attached. Christian Dior Fashion House stamp. Ann...
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1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Fabric, Gouache, Ink, Paper

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - Rust Orange Outfit
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French acrylic fashion sketch of a slim fitting casual outfit in a rust orange by the famed Balmain Fashion House, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper disp...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

Vintage Haute Couture Fashion Sketch- Business Greys
By Jean Patou
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant one-of-a-kind gouache and ink fashion sketch of two business casual outfits in a light grey by French haute couture designer Jean Patou, 1979. Signed lower left. Fabric swatc...
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1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Ink, Paper

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - House of Balmain
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original vintage haute couture pencil fashion sketch of two colorful leisure outfits by renowned French fashion designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960. Original vintage one-of-a-kin...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Color Pencil, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Abstract Ink Sketch - Study in Fluidity
Located in Houston, TX
Bold abstract ink sketch using fluid shapes and lines in black, circa 1930. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standar...
Category

1920s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - House of Balmain
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original vintage haute couture pencil and gouache fashion sketch of two colorful tunic style tops by renowned French fashion designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960. Original vintage...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Gouache Fashion Sketch - Pink House Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant mid-century gouache fashion sketch of a slim fitting house dress in bright pink by Argentinian designer Lydia, circa 1940. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper d...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Original Vintage Frederick J. Pike 1932 Prototypes Sketches
By Frederick J. Pike
Located in Oakville, CT
Original Vintage Frederick J. Pike 1932 Prototypes sketches. Two sets of four available. One on display at "1stdibs@NYDC" and one on display at "Get Back, Inc. Showroom" in CT. (N...
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Vintage 1930s American Drawings

Materials

Paper, Glass, Wood

Vintage Haute Couture Fashion Sketch - Brown Trench Coat
By Jean Patou
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant one-of-a-kind gouache and ink fashion sketch of a stylish brown trench coat edged in black by French haute couture designer Jean Patou, 1979. Original artwork on paper di...
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1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper, Gouache

Vintage Gouache Fashion Sketch - Blue and White Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Outstanding mid-century gouache fashion sketch of a elegant blue dress with white boatneck detailing by Argentinian designer Lydia, circa 1940. Original artwork on paper displayed ...
Category

1940s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Balmain French Fashion Sketch - Lime Green Summer Dress
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage gouache and pencil French fashion sketch of a casual summer dress in a bold lime green hue by the famed Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1960. Original artwork on pap...
Category

1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Pencil

Vintage Automobile Blueprint Sketch in the Style of Raymond Loewy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Automobile Blueprint Sketch by Ronny Williamson. In the Style of Raymond Loewy. Signed and Dated 1952.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Drawings

Materials

Pencil, Paper

Vintage Pencil Sketch
Located in South Pasadena, CA
Midcentury abstract pencil sketch with light taupe matting framed in burled wood.
Category

Vintage 1970s Drawings

  • Vintage Pencil Sketch
  • Vintage Pencil Sketch
  • Vintage Pencil Sketch
  • Vintage Pencil Sketch
H 21 in. W 19.5 in. D .75 in.
Colorful Vintage Ink Sketch
By Kaupisch Von Reppert Irmgard
Located in Houston, TX
Well defined ink and acrylic sketch of two seated gentleman in a restaurant by Kaupisch von Reppert Irmgard, 1946. Initialed and dated lower right. Titled "Der Isolierte Masse Mensch...
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1940s Other Art Style Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Acrylic, Ink, Paper

Vintage Pencil Sketch- Timid Nude
By Rosemarie Schulz
Located in Houston, TX
Graceful nude pencil sketch of a beautiful but bashful looking female figure by artist Rosemarie Schulz, circa 1935. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold...
Category

1930s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Vintage Ink Sketch - The Guitarist
By Irmgarg von Reppert
Located in Houston, TX
Delightful ink sketch of a man playing guitar by artist Irmgarg von Reppert, 1979. Unsigned, dated lower right. Original vintage one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a whit...
Category

1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper

Vintage Charcoal Sketch - Sitting & Reclining
Located in Houston, TX
Expressive charcoal sketch of male figures in different states of repose, circa 1930. Original vintage one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Ma...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel

Vintage Fashion Sketch - Pleated Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant black and white gouache sketch of a pleated, button down dress by Lydia, circa 1950. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold bor...
Category

1940s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Pen & Ink Sketch - Sailing
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pen and ink sketch on transfer paper of a sailboat navigating the open sea, circa 1970. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plas...
Category

1960s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pen, Ink, Paper

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Polka Dots
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch in watercolor and pencil of a two piece skirted outfit with polka dots by the Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1960. Original one-of-a-k...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil, Watercolor

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Pink Suit
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French haute couture fashion sketch of a classic pink dress suit by the Balmain Fashion House, circa 1960. Acrylic and pencil. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper disp...
Category

1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Balmain Mini Dresses Fashion Sketch
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Excellent one-of-a-kind gouache and ink fashion sketch of several variations of a casual mini dress by the French haute couture Balmain Fashion house of Paris, circa 1960. Origina...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Vintage Pen & Ink Sketch - The Barkeep
By Kaupisch Von Reppert Irmgard
Located in Houston, TX
Amusing pen and ink sketch of a man tending the counter at a busy bar by artist Irmgarg von Reppert, 1969. Signed lower right, dated lower left. Original vintage one-of-a-kind ar...
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1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper, Pen

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Red Outfits
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French haute couture fashion sketch of a several bright outfits incorporating a vivid red color by the Parisian Balmain Fashion House, circa 1960. Acrylic and pencil sketch. ...
Category

1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Grey Stripes
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch of a striped blouse and pencil skirt in grey by the Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1960. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displa...
Category

1960s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Parisian Theater Costume Sketch - Showgirl
Located in Houston, TX
Saucy gouache and pencil sketch of a flashy showgirl style costume for a Paris theater by Willie & Co., circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gol...
Category

1920s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper, Pencil

Vintage Charcoal Sketch - Seated Male Nude
Located in Houston, TX
Classic nude sketch in charcoal of a seated male figure, 1922. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archival plas...
Category

1920s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Paper

Vintage Balmain Spots & Stripes Fashion Sketch
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Charming one-of-a-kind gouache and ink fashion sketch of three variations of a sleeveless navy top by the haute couture Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1960. Fabric swatch atta...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Ink, Paper

Vintage Nude Pencil Sketch - Seated Male
By Jean Ernst
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage one-of-a-kind nude pencil drawing of a male figure seated on the floor by Belgian artist Jean Ernst, circa 1940. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a go...
Category

1930s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Vintage French Fashion Sketch - Beige Outfits
By Jean Patou
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French haute couture sketch in watercolor and ink of two casually elegant outfits in beige tones by Paris Haute Couture designer Jean Patou, 1979. Signed lower left. Includes...
Category

1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Vintage Balmain Fashion Sketch - Magenta Gown
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage haute couture fashion sketch of an elegant off the shoulder gown in magenta by Balmain Fashion House of Paris, circa 1950. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displaye...
Category

1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

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Vintage Sketch Drawing For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage sketch drawing you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 2 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage sketch drawing may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. On 1stDibs, the right vintage sketch drawing is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes beige, white, gray and black. A vintage sketch drawing from Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Jean Patou, Kaupisch Von Reppert Irmgard and Rosemarie Schulz — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paper, paint and watercolour.

How Much is a Vintage Sketch Drawing?

A vintage sketch drawing can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $325, while the lowest priced sells for $125 and the highest can go for as much as $2,500.