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Untitled (Bucking Bronco), Original Vintage Sketch of Horse and Cowboy
By Arnold Rönnebeck
Located in Denver, CO
Untitled graphite on paper drawing by Arnold Ronnebeck (1885-1947) of a bucking bronco. Presented in a custom black frame, outer dimensions measure 22 ⅜ x 18 ⅜ x ¾ inches. Image sigh...
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20th Century American Modern Vintage Sketches

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Graphite

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...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Ink, Pen

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 ...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper

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...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper

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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Watercolor, Paper, Pencil

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 Vintage Sketches

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Watercolor, Ink, Paper

Poster Sketch for Littoriali - Original Vintage Poster - 1942
By Various Artists
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful and rare Poster Sketch created in 1942 in order to celebrate Littoriali Games during the Fascist period. Signed and dated 'D'Agnillo n. 26-5-1942-XX' lower right. This art...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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Mixed Media

Vintage French Impressionist Oil Sketch, Figure in Garden Hammock
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, 20th century Title: Sketch of a figure reclining in a garden hammock Medium: oil painting on board, unframed . Size: : 9.25 x 14.25 inches Provenan...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Vintage Sketches

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Oil

Vintage Pencil Sketching of Young Nude Girl's, England 1968
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage pencil sketching of young nude girl's Signed by Artist Made in England, 1968 Exhibited in Balcombe Galleries, Stanley Studios, Chelsea Dimensions: 40 x 32 x 1 cm ...
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1960s British Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Wood, Paper, Glass

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.  
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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sketches

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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, "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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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sketches

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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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sketches

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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1970s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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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1970s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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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1980s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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 to 1989. S...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Paper, Fabric, Gouache

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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1970s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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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1980s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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 to 1989. S...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, Gouache, Paper

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 to 1989. S...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Sketches

Paul Signac Original Vintage Pencil Sketches on Paper
By Paul Signac
Located in Jersey, GB
A fascinating four page manuscript of sketches by one of the most significant French artists of the 20th century, Paul Signac. This four page manuscript features a series of penci...
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20th Century French Vintage Sketches

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Paper

Maurice Feild Two Original Vintage Sketchbooks with Than 240 Sketches, 1970s
Located in Jersey, GB
• Two sketchbooks from artist Maurice Feild • Featuring more than 240 pages of sketches and notes from the 1970s This is a pair of sketchbooks belonging to the artist Maurice F...
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1980s Vintage Sketches

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Paper

Disney Vintage Animators and Voice Actors Autographs and Sketches in Book
Located in Jersey, GB
- Signed first edition copy of Walt Disney's America book - Autographs of 12 Disney animators and voice actors, including four of the legendary "Nine Old Men" - Additional draw...
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1970s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Paper, Pencil, 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 Vintage Sketches

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Ink, 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 Vintage Sketches

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Acrylic, Paper, Watercolor

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...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper

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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Paper, Gouache

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 Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, 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 Vintage Sketches

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Fabric, 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 Vintage Sketches

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Color Pencil, Paper, Pencil

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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1930s American Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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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 ...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1960s Vintage Sketches

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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.
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1950s American Vintage Sketches

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Pencil, Paper

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 Vintage Sketches

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Acrylic, Ink, Paper

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...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1960s Vintage Sketches

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Pen, 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...
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1930s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1970s Vintage Sketches

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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 Vintage Sketches

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Paper, Pastel

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 Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Ink, Paper

Vintage Pen & Ink Sketch - Paris Rooftops
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant French pen and ink sketch of a bird's eye view of Parisian rooftops, circa 1950. Signed Papondréous lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a...
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1940s Vintage Sketches

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Ink, Paper, Pen

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...
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1930s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1970s Vintage Sketches

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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...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper

Vintage Fashion Sketch - Pink Summer Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Original gouache fashion sketch of a flirty summer dress in a pink striped pattern by Argentinian designer Hendlin, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat w...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache

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...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Paper, Pencil, Watercolor

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...
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1950s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper

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...
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1960s Vintage Sketches

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Gouache, Paper, Pencil

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 Vintage Sketches

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Ink, Paper, Pen

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Vintage Sketches For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of vintage sketches for sale on 1stDibs. There are many Contemporary, Abstract and Impressionist versions of these works for sale. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Adding a colorful piece of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the vintage sketches on 1stDibs that include elements of beige, white, gray, black and more. Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Jean Patou, Kaupisch Von Reppert Irmgard and Rosemarie Schulz took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paper, paint and watercolor — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are Vintage Sketches?

The average selling price for vintage sketches we offer is $326, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $12,377 for the highest priced.